Course syllabus

Organisk kemi - teori
Organic Chemistry - Theory

KOKN05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Elective for: B4-l, K4-m, K4-l
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The aim of the course is to give advanced knowledge in synthetic organic chemistry and knowledge in physical organic chemistry.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course comprises fundamental organic reactions analyzed on an advanced level with emphasis on chemo-, regio-, and diastereoselectivity. Structure and reactivity for organic compounds are analyzed in terms of sterochemistry and chemical bond theory. The outcome of chemical reactions is discussed outgoing from a mechanistic perspective, which often includes analysis in orbital terms. Synthetic routes for the preparation of simple organic structures are designed outgoing from basic organic reactions and fundamental principles of reactivity and selectivity.

The ability to present organic reactions orally to other students is empasized throughout the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Passing grade on the written exam.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KOK020, KOK021, KOK090

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Bitr. universitetslektor Daniel Strand,
Course homepage:
Further information: Part of the course is given together with KEMB01, a course at the Science Faculty.