To introduce the student to the basic concepts of Organic Chemistry and to the properties and reactivity of the different classes of organic compounds.
Knowledge and understanding: aim of the course is to give to the student the fundamentals of Organic Chemistry and the essential instruments to understand the biochemistry phenomena and processes. The most important classes of organic compounds and of organic chemistry reactions for students in Biology will be especially discussed, highlighting the connections with the biological world. The thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of organic reactions will be also discussed together with the notational and stereochemical terms of organic compounds and reactions. The main classes of macromolecules of biological interest will be also presented and discussed in terms of structure and reactivity.
Applying knowledge and understanding: in parallel to theoretical explanations, the student will be guided through the resolution of organic chemistry problems also in order to train the student to apply and reinforce the concepts acquired. This will allow him to apply knowledge and understanding, correlating the structure of organic molecules to their properties and reactivity.
Making judgements: The student will become independent in the evaluation and interpretation of the experimental data which deal with the properties and reactivity of organic molecules. The student will be possibly acquire a complete autonomy in the classification of organic compounds and an elementary ability to understand the properties and reactivity of organic and biological molecules. The student will also be able to evaluate the didactics.
Communication: at the end of the course, the student should be able to properly communicate using the typical terminology of organic chemistry and shouild also be able to discuss problems of stereochemistry and reactivity of the main classes of organic compounds.
Learning skills: To acquire a methodology of study wich allows the prosecution of the universitary formation.