Knowledge and understanding. Aim of the course is to
- acquire knowledge of the structural characteristics, included the stereochemistry, of organic compounds;
- acquire knowledge on the fundamental aspects of thermodynamics and kinetics applied to organic reactions;
- know the nature and behaviour of functional groups in organic compounds;
- know to design a multistep synthesis, including transformation of functional groups, the formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds.
Applying knowledge and understanding: in parallel to theoretical explanations, the student will be guided through the resolution of organic chemistry problems. This will also train the student to apply and reinforce the concepts acquired. In particular, the student will be able to:
- carry out simple calculations on energy balance, equilibrium and kinetic constants and to manipulate kinetic equations;
- select the best separation/purification method for a mixture of compounds;
- design a short multistep synthesis to obtain a polyfunctional organic compound being able to evaluate its advantages and drawbacks.
Making judgements: The student will possibly be able to:
- acquire a complete autonomy in the interpretation of the reactivity of organic reactions object of the course;
- collect and critically evaluate the outcome of an experimental data set;
- correlate experimental results with theoretical models.
Communication: at the end of the course, the student will be able to
- properly communicate using the typical terminology of organic chemistry;
- discuss problems of stereochemistry and reactivity of the main classes of the organic compounds object of the course.
Lifelong learning skills. The student will be able to
- start second level university studies with a sufficient degree of independence;
- independently interpret data from the technical-scientific literature especially in a practical field.