Module Guide since WS 2018/19

Modul LS1600-KP10, LS1600-MLS

Organic Chemistry (OCKP10)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

each summer semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Bachelor MLS 2018 (compulsory), life sciences, 2nd semester
  • Bachelor MLS 2016 (compulsory), life sciences, 2nd semester
Classes and lectures:
  • Organic Chemistry for MLS (practical course, 4 SWS)
  • Organic Chemistry for MLS (exercise, 1 SWS)
  • Organic Chemistry for MLS (lecture, 3 SWS)
  • 120 Hours in-classroom work
  • 180 Hours private studies
Contents of teaching:
  • Lectures:
  • Alkanes, cycloalkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes
  • Aromatics
  • Stereochemistry
  • Substitution and elimination reactions
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Thiols
  • Ether and Epoxides
  • Aldehydes and ketones
  • Carboxylic acids and derivativs
  • Amines and derivativs
  • NMR-Spectroscopy and structure analysis
  • Heterocycles
  • Lipids, Carbohydrates, Amino acids and peptides, Nucleotides and nucleic acids
  • Exercises:
  • Students discuss problems covering all topics of the lectures on the black board
  • Practical course:
  • Students work self-actingly and independently in a chemical laboratory with regard to the roles of GSP of the University of Lübeck and of the DFG-guidelines on the following topics:
  • Equilibrium distributions and selected physico-chemical separation processes
  • Threedimensional structures of organic molecules; Reaction mechanism
  • Sytheses and analytical methods, e.g. ASS-Synthesis, anlytics with HPLC, LC, melting-point and NMR-spectroscopy
  • Different reactions of biologically relevant molecules
  • Extraction of cholesterol from chickeneggs
  • Quantitative determination of protein concentration with spectroscopic methods
  • After successful completion of the course, students have a fundamental knowledge of organic chemistry. They are confident using structural formulas of substance classes and functional groups presented in the course. They are confident in the nomenclature and can correctly describe relative and absolute configurations of molecules.
  • Students know the most important reactions, reaction types and reaction principles of organic chemistry. They understand the structural properties of functional groups and are able to formulate organic chemical reaction mechanisms of these groups.
  • Students acquire the principles of techniques in organic chemistry and are able to independently and self-actingly carry out simple organic reactions by following published protocols. They have a basic understanding of how to purify and analyze their reaction mixtures in order to correctly isolate and identify the desired products.
  • Students have a basic knowledge of NMR spectroscopy and understand which information can be extracted from basic one and two dimensional NMR spectra. They are able to interpret simple NMR spectra and to assign the signals to the functional groups of the molecules.
  • Students are capable to document and evaluate the conducted experiments using technical terms in a structured fashion with regard to the roles of GSP of the University of Lübeck and of the DFG-guidelines.. The have learned the principles of presentations and are capable of presenting chemical issues in a scientifically correct and understandable way.
  • Students can transfer and apply the acquired theoretical and practical skills to problems of other branches of chemistry and related sciences and are thus able to participate in continuative courses.
Grading through:
  • written exam
Responsible for this module:
  • PD Dr. phil. nat. Thomas Weimar
  • PD Dr. phil. nat. Thomas Weimar
  • Dr. rer. nat. Thorsten Biet
  • PD Dr. rer. nat. Karsten Seeger
  • Buice, P.Y.: Organische Chemie - Pearson Studium
  • Hart, H., L.E. Craine, D.J. Hart: Organische Chemie - Wiley-VCH
  • Buddrus, J.: Organische Chemie - De Gruyter Verlag
  • offered only in German

Prerequisites for the modul:
- LS1100-KP10 has to be passed

Prerequisites for admission to the written examination:
- succesful participation in the practical course with all tests.

Modul exam:
- LS1600-L1: Organic Chemistry, written exam, 90 min, 100 % module grade

Everybody needs the physical conditions to work independently and self-actingly in the chemical laboratory.

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