Course syllabus

Organisk kemi
Organic Chemistry

KOKA10, 7 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: W2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in organic chemistry.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


The course discuss basic organic compounds classes such as alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, alkyl halides, ethers, amines, aromatic compounds, and carbonyl compounds. Basic concepts, such as nomenclature, isomery, and physical properties, are discussed and used in the course part concerning reactivity. The mechanisms of important reactions, such as substitutions, additions, reductions, oxidations, eliminations, and rearrangements, are used to explain chemical reactions.

In laboratory experiments provides a deeper comprehension of organic reactivity, ability to follow simpler experimental descriptions under supervision in order to analyze and synthesize organic compounds, and the ability to search and assess information concerning the risk aspects of chemical compounds and reactions.

An important aspect is to be able to draw clear drawings of organic molecules and organic reactions and describe organic reactions, orally and in writing. The importance of organic chemistry in the society and in the environment is emphasized all through the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written assessment. For a passing grade the student must also pass the practical laboratory course part. To be allowed to participate in the laboratory work the student must pass a safety exam.

Code: 0108. Name: Organic Chemistry, Theory.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: For a passing grade the student must pass a written final exam or continuous examination. Contents: Final exam
Code: 0208. Name: Organic Chemistry, Practical.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: For a passing grade the student must pass the practical laboratory course part. Contents: Passed reports. Passed safety and nomenclature exam is required prior to laboratory work.


Required prior knowledge: KOO08, KOO081 or KOOA01.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KOK050, KOKA15

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Ulf Nilsson,
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