To acquire knowledge and ability to understand matters of Organic Chemistry in advanced books. Ability to apply knowledge of Organic Chemistry with a professional approach, to design, to discuss and solve problems in the field of Organic Chemistry; to acquire maturity and the necessary skills to undertake studies of higher grade with a good degree of autonomy.
Knowledge of the structure and reactivity of organic molecules, with
particular attention to the biological substances. To acquire knowledge on
classification and nomenclature of the organic compounds by the identification of
their functional groups and , through these, on their reactivity. To learn the concepts
of isomerism, conformation and stereochemistry of organic molecules and of their
consequences in biological systems. To learn the principal concepts characterizing the reactivity of organic compounds in radicalic, electophilic and nucleophilic
reactions. To know the functional groups and properties of some important classes
of biological compounds, such as carbohydrates, triglycerides and amino acids.
To describe the biopolymers of fundamental importance in biological systems:
polisaccharides, peptides, nucleic acids, and their chemical features, their biological
role and fundamentals about chemical synthesis of these molecules.
To acquire experience on the principal laboratory techniques for the purification and
modification of organic compounds.