Aim of the course is to acquire knowledge and understanding, concepts and learning skills within the following domains:
1) Students should learn and understand the basic language of organic chemistry;
2) students should learn and understand the basic principles which connect the structure of organic compounds with their physic-chemical properties;
3) students should learn and understand the key concepts of the basic organic chemistry course in view of further in-depth study in the subsequent organic chemistry course.
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, writing and naming the main organic molecule classes;
2) viewing simple organic molecules in three dimensions with an emphasis to their stereochemical properties;
3) recognizing and analyzing the relationship between structure and properties (reactivity) of basic organic molecules including alkanes, cycloalkanes, halogeno-alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, polyols, ethers, epoxides, thiols;
4) proposing viable solutions as how to retro-synthesize, synthesize, transform, and interconvert the above mentioned organic compounds.
Further aim of the course involves the acquisition of learning skills and communication skills by employing appropriate language to both specialized and non-specialized audience, in line with the above mentioned objectives.