BIO-110 / 5 credits

Teacher: Ferreira De Sousa Correia Bruno Emanuel

Language: English


Summary

The aim of the course is to provide a chemical understanding and intuition to decipher and predict chemical processes in living systems.

Content

Keywords

Classical structure theory; stereochemistry; chemical bonds and bonding; symmetry; nomenclature; organic thermochemistry; conformational analysis; basics of chemical reactions; classification of organic reactions; reactive intermediates: carbocations, carbanions, acids & bases; electrophilic aromatic substitution; electrophilic addition to double bonds; Hard-soft acid base concept; nucleophilic substitution at sp3 hybridized carbon centres (SN1/SN2 reactions); eliminations; oxidations; reductions; enzymatic reactions; molecular recognition.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

CH-160 Chimie générale avancée

Important concepts to start the course

Atomistics, Chemical bonding, Chemical quantities, Chemical reactions and stoichiometry, Thermodynamics, Chemical equilibria, Properties of solutions, Proton transfer, Electron transfer, Chemical kinetics

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Recognize of chemical structure, properties and nomenclature
  • Describe the mechanistic principles of chemical reactions in living systems
  • Predict reactivities of organic substances
  • Interpret simple spectra for structure elucidation of organic molecules

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Computational tutorials

Expected student activities

  • Attendance to classes
  • Solving and discussing the exercises

Assessment methods

  • Written exam, open book.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

  • Soderberg, T. (2019). Organic chemistry with a biological emphasis volume I and II.
  • Clayden, J., Greeves, N., & Warren, S. (2012). Organic chemistry.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Références suggérées par la bibliothèque

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In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Bio-organic chemistry
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Type: mandatory

Reference week

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