At the end of the course the student is expected to:
- Know the principles of NMR and IR spectroscopy and of mass spectrometry; know the mechanism of the reactions performed in the lab; understand the chemical processes that occur at every step of the experimental procedure; know the principles and the analysis procedures for the characterization of the organic compounds; know the appropriate methodologies to handle chemicals and chemical waste in safety conditions (knowledge and understanding);
- In the lab, prepare and purify an organic compound through simple methodologies working according to the safety guidelines; choose the appropriate method for the purification and analysis of a mixture; choose the appropriate chemical-physical methodology to ascertain the identity and the purity of the synthesized compounds and to obtain molecular properties; handle chemicals in safety conditions, including the correct waste disposal; correlate the structure, physical properties and reactivity of the main classes of organic compounds; collect scientific data through lab measurements, elaborate and interpret the collected data; predict the chemical shift and multiplicity of the 1H and 13C NMR signals of an organic compound; identify an organic molecule from spectroscopic data (applying knowledge and understanding);
- Collect and critically evaluate and present the experimental results obtained from activities in collaboration; design and perform an experiment; collect and evaluate literature data also from chemical database; handle chemicals in safety conditions, classify waste and dispose waste correctly; evaluate the environmental effects of chemical processes and evaluate the safety of workplaces (making judgements);
- Write a laboratory notebook; communicate with an appropriate chemical terminology both in written and oral form within professional activities; collaborate with other people also to apply appropriate safety procedures (communication skills);
- Work according to targets, in group or autonomously; adapt to work in different environments; interpret data from scientific literature, especially in applied fields (learning skills).