Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Department of Chemistry

Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Structure and bonding: Hybridization (sp, sp2,sp3 and bond types), hybridization of heteroatoms.

Bonding and molecular properties: Nonpolar and polar covalent bonds.

Intermediates: Carbocations, carbanions, radicals.

Noncovalent Interactions.

Chemical structure and resonance: Drawing and interpreting resonance forms.

Molecular Models.

Functional groups: Structure and properties.

Alkanes and cycloalkanes: Nomenclature, properties, conformation, isomerism, ring strain. Stereochemistry.

Types of organic reactions: Mechanisms, radical and polar reactions, energy diagrams, kinetic and thermodynamic aspects.

Structure determination: Elemental analysis, spectroscopy such as MS, IR, UV, NMR.

K. P. C. Vollhardt, N. E. Schore: "Organische Chemie", Wiley 1995.
H. Beyer, W. Walter: "Lehrbuch der Organischen Chemie", Hirzel-Verlag, 1991.
H. R. Christen, F. Vögtle: "Organische Chemie" Bd. 1 - Bd. 3 , Otto-Salle-Verlag 1996.
J. Mc Murry: "Organic Chemistry", Brooks/Cole Publishing Comp.1996.