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529-1012-00L  Organic Chemistry II (for Students of Biology, Pharmaceutical Sci., and Health Sci. & Tech.)

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersC. Thilgen
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe key relation between structure and reactivity of organic molecules is recognized by studying the mechanisms of the fundamental types of organic reactions. A basic synthesis repertoire is concomitantly acquired.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the mechanisms of the fundamental types of organic reactions. Particular emphasis is placed on the relationship between structure and reactivity. A basic repertoire for the synthesis of small organic molecules is gradually acquired. Weekly problem solving lessons facilitate a deeper understanding of the concepts presented during the lecture.
ContentPresentation of the fundamental reactions of organic chemistry and their mechanisms. Chemistry of the most important functional groups, the carbonyl group in particular.

For details, see German version.
Lecture notesPrinted lecture notes are available for purchase at the beginning of the semester. Problem sets, answer keys, and other course materials can be downloaded from the Moodle course "Organic Chemistry II" of the current semester (https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch).
LiteratureNo set textbooks. Optional texts will be proposed at the beginning of the class and in the lecture notes (cf. course 529-1011-00L Organic Chemistry I).
Prerequisites / NoticeAttendance of the course 529-1011-00, "Organic Chemistry I for Biology/Pharmaceutical Sciences/HST".