Aim of the course is to acquire knowledge and understanding, concepts and learning skills within the following domains:
1) students should learn, understand and deepen the basic principles which connect the structure of organic compounds with their physico-chemical properties;
2) students should learn, understand and deepen the principles underlying organic reactions allowing them to rationally interpret reaction mechanisms and to understand similarities and differences among different reaction pathways;
3) students should learn and understand close connections between organic chemistry and neighboring disciplines such as biochemistry and medicinal chemistry;
4) students should select information and ideas in order to make judgments and apply such information to solve ever emerging problems of organic chemistry, to predict the outcome of known (and possibly unknown) organic transformations, to propose ways to design and synthesize simple organic compounds;
5) students should acquire learning skills and communication skills by employing appropriate language to both specialized and non-specialized audience, in line with the above mentioned objectives.
At the end of the course, students having followed all the theory and exercise lessons are expected to be able to applying knowledge and understanding of the above mentioned subject areas through the correct execution of problems and exercises about:
1) recognizing and analyzing the relationship between structure and properties (reactivity) of organic molecules;
2) proposing viable solutions as how to retro-synthesize, synthesize, transform, and interconvert the above mentioned organic compounds.