Course syllabus

Organisk kemi
Organic Chemistry

KOKA25, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B1, K1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge of structure, properties and reactivity of organic molecules.

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

be able to discuss the importance of organic molecules in everyday life


The course discusses:

During the laboratory course part are given a deepened comprehension of organic reactivity, ability to follow simpler experimental descriptions under supervision in order to synthesize and analyze organic compounds, and ability to search and value information concerning risk aspects of organic compounds.

Problem solving is emphasized throughout the course

An important aspect is to be able to make clear drawing of organic molecules and orally and in writing present organic reactions. The importance of organic chemistry in the society and in the environment is emphasized all through the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Continuous examination. Passed tests and hand-in exercises. Failed continuous examination demands written final exam. Passed laboratory exercises.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0115. Name: Theory.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: For a passing grade the student must pass written final exam or continuous examination. The continuous examination consists of written tests where more that 50% of the total points of the tests are required for a passing grade. 65% give grade 4 and 80% gives grade 5.For a passing grade the student must also complete and pass a written assignment, individual our in pair, where steps in a total synthesis should be analyzed with respect to mechanism and selectivity.
Code: 0215. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Safety analysis before laboratory work, laboratory journal, and short report after the laboratory work.


Assumed prior knowledge: KOOA20 Introductory Chemistry
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KOKA15, KOKA05, KOK012, KOKA10

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Ulf Ellervik,
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