Study programme 2020-2021Français
Organic Chemistry I
Programme component of Bachelor's in Chemistry à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-B1-SCCHIM-004-MCompulsory UEGERBAUX PascalS836 - Synthèse et spectrométrie de masse organiques
  • GERBAUX Pascal

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-CHIM-502Organic Chemistry I (part A)205000Q1
S-CHIM-504Organic Chemistry I (part C)035000Q2
S-CHIM-503Organic Chemistry I (part B)1510000Q2
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals
    • Understand the key areas of chemistry: inorganic, organic, physical, biological and analytical chemistry, as well as basic knowledge required in mathematics, biology and physics
    • Provide basic knowledge in more specialised fields of chemistry (e.g. in theoretical chemistry, chemistry of materials, macromolecular chemistry)
    • Have developed the learning skills needed to undertake further studies with a sufficient degree of autonomy
  • Provide clear and accurate information
    • Communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to a qualified scientific partner
  • Collaborate and work in a team
    • Have developed practical skills in chemistry through practical sessions in the laboratory, including analytical, organic and physical chemistry, during which they have worked individually or in groups.
  • Grow personally and professionally
    • Have developed, in the context of chemistry, generic skills that are applicable in many other contexts, particularly in the use of the English language, scientific programming, and safety and risk in the laboratory
  • Have a rigorous scientific approach
    • Gather and interpret relevant scientific data and critically analyse it considering scientific, ethical and environmental aspects
    • Have integrated theoretical and/or practical skills during an introductory training session on scientific research

Learning Outcomes of UE

Provide students with the basics of organic chemistry necessary to understand later advanced organic chemistry and polymer synthesis courses.

Content of UE

The course is divided into two parts: organic chemistry and general description. The first part is devoted to the study of fundamental concepts: molecular orbital and hybridization; electronic effects; stability and reactivity of molecules; isomerism and stereochemical isomerism. 
The second part presents the main organic functions with emphasis on the relationship between chemical reactivity and electronic structure of the molecules.

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

- written examination on the first part of the course

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

- witten examination on the second part of the course
- evaluation of the pratical work sessions on the basis of scientific report

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

upon request

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

upon request

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Exercices dirigés
  • Démonstrations
  • Cours magistraux

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed
  • Mixed
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-CHIM-502- ppt slides on moodle
S-CHIM-504Not applicable
S-CHIM-503- ppt slides on moodle

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-CHIM-502Sans objet
S-CHIM-504Sans objet
S-CHIM-503Sans objet

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-CHIM-502Cours de chimie Organique - P Arnaud - Ed Dunod
S-CHIM-504Not applicable
S-CHIM-503  Cours de chimie Organique - P Arnaud - Ed Dunod
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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