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Organic Chemistry 2



During the (work) lectures, the basic principles of organic chemistry are repeated and tested on the basis of assignments from the book. The work-lecture assignments also serve to apply the most important theoretical principles and to deepen the difficulty level of the reactions/mechanisms from the chapters covered, in order to stimulate the student's problem solving ability. These include the material from OC1 and orbital interactions, enolate chemistry, aromatic substitutions, Michael additions and cyclo-additions (retro synthetic analysis).

Course objectives

Learning how to think logical, that is, applying the organic-chemical rules to recognize reactions and to be able to draw up a mechanism. Making the lecture notes your own. Get enough organic-chemical content to successfully do the minor Modern Drug Discovery.

Reading list

  • Organic Chemistry, Clayden, Greeves and Warren; OUP Oxford, 2nd edition, ISBN 9780199270293


Mr. Dr. ing.M. Overhand

Target group


Mode of instruction

A combination of lectures and work-lectures

Assessment method

Written exam

Admission requirements

Basic knowledge of organic chemistry


To take part in all parts of the course and the (resit/partial) exam, separate registration in uSis for each part is mandatory. Course registration closes 28 days prior to the start of the course, (resit/partial) exam registration closes 10 days prior to the exam date. A list of all course parts, including deadlines, can be found in the right menu under ‘Files’> ‘uSis codes BFWx’.
NB Only register for those parts that you will actually take, deregistration when not taking part is also mandatory.