Organic Chemistry I

Course Information
TitleΟΡΓΑΝΙΚΗ ΧΗΜΕΙΑ Ι / Organic Chemistry I
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID40003137

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma CΗīmeías (2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 395
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
VASIKOS KYKLOSCompulsory Course2110

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the implementation of this course the students will: Understand the basic concepts of Organic Chemistry. Understand the physical and chemical properties of certain characteristic organic compounds classes and reaction mechanisms. Consolidate the major spectroscopic and smectrometric methods used in the characterization of organic compounds.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Structure and bonding in organic molecules: Coulomb forces, ionic and covalent bonds, resonance forms, atomic orbitals, molecular orbitals and covalent bonding, hybrid orbitals, structures and formulas of organic molecules. Structure and reactivity: Kinetics and thermodynamics of simple chemical processes, acids and bases, alkanes (nomenclature, properties, conformations, reactions). Cycloalkanes. Stereoisomers: Optical Activity, enantiomers, diastereomers, stereochemistry in organic reactions. Haloalkanes: nucleophilic susbstitution reactions, elimination reactions. Alcohols and ethers: Properties, synthesis and reactions. Organometallic reagents. Introduction to spectroscopic methods NMR, IR, MS. Alkenes: structure, bonding, spectroscopy, synthesis, reactions.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1636.5
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
P. Vollhardt, N. Schore (Μετάφραση: Ε. Μαλαμίδου - Ξενικάκη, Σ. Σπυρούδης, Ν. Ρόδιος), «Οργανική Χημεία - Δομή και λειτουργικότητα», Τόμος Α, 2012, Εκδόσεις: Αφοί Κυριακίδη Α.Ε., ISBN: 978-960-467-367-4. J. McMurry (Μετάφραση: Γ. Βαρβούνης, Α. Δέτση, Α. Ζωγράφος, Η. Κακουλίδης, Χ. Κατερινόπουλος, Β. Νικολαΐδου, Θ. Πρεβεδώρος, Β. Σαρλή, Σ. Χαρουτουνιάν, Επιμέλεια: Ι. Σμόνου, Μ. Στρατάκης), «Οργανική Χημεία», Τόμος Α, 2012, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2017, ISBN: 978-960-524-491-0.
Additional bibliography for study
D. Klein (Μετάφραση: Ι. Γάλλος, Δ. Γεωργιάδης, Α. Γκιμήσης, Γ. Κόκοτος, Α. Κουμπής, Β. Κωνσταντίνου, Κ. Λίτινας, Β. Μαγκριώτη, Θ. Μαυρομούστακος, Π. Μουτεβέλη-Μηνακάκη), «Οργανική Χημεία», Τόμος Α, 2015, ISBN: 978-618-5173-01-2.
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