Organic chemistry

Course contents
  • - Introduction to organic chemistry (exceptional position of carbon, hybridisation)
    - Saturated hydrocarbons (alkanes)
    - Fundamentals of IUPAC nomenclature
    - Radical substitution
    - Unsaturated hydrocarbons (alkenes, alkynes)
    - Polymerisation
    - Electrophilic addition
    - Halocarbons
    - Stereochemistry
    - Nucleophilic substitution
    - Cyclic hydrocarbons (aromatics)
    - An overview of significant functional groups such as alcohols, aldehydes, carboxylic acids, carbonyl compounds, esters, fats, oils, surfactants, carbohydrates and their reactions