The correlation of structure and chemical bonding in carbon compounds with the physical properties and chemical reactivity of organic molecules.
Discussion is based on functional groups with emphasis on hydrocarbons and derivatives that contain halogens, oxygen, sulfur, and the hydroxy group.
Introduction to stereochemistry, three-dimensional structure, reaction mechanisms, especially addition to double bonds, nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions.
Continuation of the structural and chemical properties of the basic functional groups of organic compounds including alkynes, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives and amines.
Illustration of these functional groups in natural products such as carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids and lipids.
Discussion of the application of spectroscopic methods for the structure determination in simple organic molecules.
Mechanisms and reactions of aromatic and aliphatic compounds.