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Organic Chemistry


    Chemical reaction. Mechanism; breaking and creating chemical bonds
        simultaneus breaking and bonding
    Classification of reactions: addition, elimination, substitution, condensation rearrangement, pericyclic reactions.
    Rearrangements towards electron-deficient atom (C, N, O). Wagner-Meerwein, pinacol, Hofmann, Curtius, Schmidt, Lossen rearrangements, Bayer-Villiger oxidation.
    Rearrangements towards electron-rich carbon atom (Favorskii, Stevens)
    Elements of stereochemistry. Strategy of asymmetric synthesis
    Pericyclic reactions, orbital symmetry considerations.
    Catalysis in organic chemistry.
    Heterocyclic compounds. Five- and six-membered rings containing N, S and O atoms. Biologically relevant heterocyclic compounds.
    Aminoacids, peptides, proteins
    Nucleic Acids


Knowledge of chemical properties of different classes of organic compounds, methods of their synthesis. Mechanistic interpretations of the expriment results. Knowledge of relation between structure and properties.
Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of basic topics of organic chemistry. Ability to interpret reaction mechanism and plan the synthetic route of given organic compound.

Recommended Books

  •     John McMurry Organic chemistry Brooks/Cole Publishing
  •     L.G Wade Organic chemistry Pearson Prentice Hall
  •     Paula Yurkanis Bruice Organic chemistry 5th edition Pearson Prentice Hall

Teaching Staff

Prof. Jan Milecki (lecture)
Tutorial: Dr hab. Donata Karwatka; Dr. Katarzyna Koroniak-Szejn
Practical course – laboratory: Dr. Anna K. Przybyl; Dr. Joanna Kurek, Msc. Malwina Munko


Practical courses: 30 h
Tutorial voluntary

Grading System

Written exam, laboratory on the basis of lab report. Final score combination of both 50/50

About SERP-Chem

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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