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Organic chemistry 1



During the (work)lectures, the basic principles of organic chemistry are discussed, including drawing molecules (counting valence electrons and applying the octet rule), hybridization, orbital theory (qualitative), recognizing reactions and drawing up mechanisms. The problemsets of the work-lectures aim to apply the most important theoretical principles and to deepen the reactions/mechanisms from the chapters covered.

Learning Goals

At the end of the course

  • students know the names of functional groups of organic molecules.

  • students know the naming/structure of standard molecules and of some 30 basic concepts/principles from organic chemistry.

  • students can apply the organic chemical rules to recognize reactions and establish a mechanism.

  • students are able to use the periodic table to solve simple acid/base questions, as well as leaving group series and nucleophility.

  • students can recognize the electrophile/nucleophile and draw the mechanism of a reaction.


  • Organic Chemistry, Clayden, Greeves en Warren; OUP Oxford, 2e druk, ISBN 9780199270293


Mr. Dr. ing.M. Overhand

Target group


Form of education

  • Home assignments

  • Combination of lecture and work-lecture


Written exam


Not applicable


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.