Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry is a subject that deals with all chemical phenomena involving carbon-containing compounds. Moreover, this course will acquaint students to be versatile and equipped with all the skills needed for a competent researcher in the field of organic synthesis, natural products, phytochemical analysis, and in pharmacological synthesis and analysis. This course includes the following topics on the structure and properties of organic compounds, bonding and molecular structure of compounds, chemical activity and organic reactions, alkanes, alkenes, cycloalkanes, stereochemistry, alkyl halide, alkynes and dienes, aromaticity and benzene, alcohols and ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and its derivatives, amines, and amides. The laboratory component consists of a series of experiments that illustrate the synthesis of organic compounds and natural product isolation. A strong emphasis is put on analytical techniques for product separation and purification, as well as on instrumentation as a tool for studying properties and characterization of isolated compounds