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Course module: 202000741
Organic & Bio-organic Chemistry
Course info
Course module202000741
Credits (ECTS)6
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personprof.dr. J.J.L.M. Cornelissen
prof.dr. J.J.L.M. Cornelissen
Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. J.J.L.M. Cornelissen
dr. W. Verboom
ir. P.P. Veugelers
Academic year2020
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Upon completion of the subject, the student is able to:
  • describe alkene and alkyne reactions (1)
  • describe substitution reactions and elimination reactions of alkyl halides (2)
  • describe reactions of alcohols, amines, ethers, epoxides and organometallic compounds. (3)
  • Understands the reactivity of radicals (4)
  • Describe and understands how carbonyl compounds react (nucleophilic acyl substitution; reactions of aldehydes and ketones; reactions of carbon) (5, 6 and 7)
  • describe reactions of substituted benzenes (8)
  • describe acid-base behaviour of amines and the reactivity of heterocyclic compounds. (9)
  • Describe and understands how functional groups react in biomolecules (10, 11 and 13)
  • understands catalysis in organic chemistry and enzymes (12)
The objective of this subject is to provide a broad and practical understanding of the reactivity of organic compounds based on various functional groups, in particular the functionalities at play in biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids.
This course builds on the Organic Chemistry segment in Quarter 1 of the Chemical Science & Engineering bachelor.
Subject Content
1.         Reactions of alkenes and alkynes (partial repetition).
2.         Substitution reactions and elimination reactions of alkyl halides (partial repetition).
3.         Reactions of alcohols, amines, ethers and epoxides. Organometallic compounds (partial repetition).
4.         Radicals
5.         Carbonyl compounds I.           Nucleophilic acyl substitution.
6.         Carbonyl compounds II.  Aldehyde and ketone reactions.
7.         Carbonyl compounds III. Carbon reactions.
8.         Aromaticity. Benzene and substituted benzene reactions.
9.         Amines, Heterocyclic compounds.
10.       Chemistry of sugars
11.       Chemistry of amino acids, peptides and proteins
12.       Catalysis
13.       Chemistry of nucleic acids.
Approximately 25% of the aforementioned subject matter has already been addressed in Organic Chemistry in Quarter 1. This subject matter will now be refreshed and expanded upon.
Teaching methods: lecture (16 times) and tutorial (14 times). Given the limited number of lecture hours, it is not possible to discuss all the subject matter in its entirety and in detail during the lecture. It is highly recommended to try the assignments at home in advance so that any problems that may have emerged can be addressed during the tutorial.
Module 7
Participating study
Bachelor Chemical Science & Engineering
Required materials
Organic chemistry: Bruice, Organic Chemistry (8th ed.), ISBN 9781292160344
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Organic & Bio-organic Chemistry

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