Coursebooks 2016-2017

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Organic chemistry

MSE-211

Lecturer(s) :

Chauvin Anne-Sophie
Frauenrath Holger

Language:

English

Summary

This course provides a basic foundation in organic chemistry and polymer chemistry, including chemical nomenclature of organic compounds and polymers, an understanding of chemical structures, chemical reaction mechanisms, as well as methods of organic and polymer synthesis.

Content

Part I: Organic Chemistry
1. The nature of the covalent bond
2. Molecular structure
3. Nomenclature of organic compounds
4. Mechanisms of organic reactions
5. Selected classes of organic compounds
Part II: Macromolecular Chemistry
1. Basics of macromolecular chemistry and polymer
science
2. Step-growth polymerizations
3. Chain-growth polymerizations
4. Living and controlled polymerizations
5. Selected classes of polymers

Keywords

covalent bond, organic compounds, nomenclature, isomerism, substitution reactions, addition reactions, elimination reactions, molecular weight, thermoplasts, elastomers, fibers, polycondensation reactions, polyaddition reactions, chain polymerization reactions, living polymerizations, polyolefins, polymethacrylates,polyesters, polyamides, polycarbonates, polyurethanes

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

General Chemistry

Recommended courses

General Chemistry

Important concepts to start the course

A notion of atoms and molecules
A notion of basic thermodynamics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

ex cathedra, slides and blackboard, interactive exercises

Expected student activities

attendance to lectures
active participation in lectures (questions, feedback)
solving the exercise sheets (at home)
active participation in exercises (demonstrating
solutions on blackboard)
complementing course work with organic and polymer
chemistry textbook (at home)

Assessment methods

Written examination

Prerequisite for

All courses related to chemistry and polymer science

In the programs

Reference week

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Under construction
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German