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Second Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[60/56]  INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY [60/56-00 - Ord. 2016]  PERCORSO COMUNE 9 80


The course aims to provide the following knowledge: nomenclature of organic compounds, interpretation and evaluation of the three-dimensional structure, physical properties and reactivity of organic molecules in general and particularly those of biological interest.
At the end of the course students should have acquired the awareness of mechanisms in organic and biological reactions.
The course aims to develop a self-learning process based on the text, supplemented by a wide range of appropriate nomenclature exercises, reactivity and synthesis of organic compounds.
In addition, one more purpose of this course is to approach the student in the understanding and knowledge of various instrumentation and the Organic Chemistry laboratory techniques.


General Chemistry exam is required.


The structure and the bond in organic molecules: the chemistry of carbon. Electronegativity and bond polarizazion. The ionic and covalent bonds: the structures of Lewis, inductive effect and mesomeric effect. The intermolecular bonds. Functional groups and IUPAC nomenclature. Stereoisomerism and chirality: representations of organic structures, symmetry features that determine chirality. Reactivity and synthesis of: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, ethers, sulfides, amines, nitro compounds, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, acid halides, amides, nitriles, aromatic compounds, heterocycles. Rules of conduct and safety devices in the laboratory of organic chemistry; general techniques of purification of organic compounds.

Teaching Methods

The course includes 56 hours of lectures with exercises; 24 hours of laboratory exercises.

Verification of learning

The examination includes a written exam about all topics of the course.


-G.Smith- Fondamenti di Chimica Organica – McGraw-Hill Education
-J.McMurry – Fondamenti di Chimica Organica – Zanichelli
-P.Y.Bruice – Elementi di Chimica Organica - Edises
-W.H.Brown, T.Poon- Introduzione alla Chimica Organica- Edises
-Pavia Donald L., Lampman Gary M., Kriz George S.- Il laboratorio di Chimica Organica - Sorbona

More Information

Slides lessons (for some topics only); texts from previous exams.

Questionnaire and social

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