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Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Organic Chemistry I



Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia


Departamento de Química



Teacher in charge

Abel José de Sousa Costa Vieira

Weekly hours


Total hours


Teaching language



Fundamental background in Organic Chemistry


No special requests on the area.

Basic knowlege of Chemical Bonding and Physical Chemistry

Subject matter

Organic structures: molecules represenation, functional groups, systematic nomenclature atomic and molecular orbitals, hibridization. Delocalization and conjugated systems: Resonance, conjugated dienes, carbonlys, a,b-insaturation, alilic systems and aromaticity. Organic reactions squematization. Reactional profiles: Thermodynamics and kinetics. Acidity and basicity. Nucleofilicity and electrofilicity.Conformational analysys: conformation of linear and cyclic compounds.  Stereochemistry: chirality, CIP rules, diastereomers and enantiomers. Carbonyl group chemistry: nucleofile substitution at the carbonyl carbon, conjugated addition vs. direct adition to carbonyl carbon. Spectroscopic Methods. 1H-NMR, IR, UV-Vis. MS. Examples.


Textbook:·      Clayden, J.; Greeves, N.; Warren, S.; Wothers, P. “Organic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 1st Ed., 2001 General:·      Solomons, T.W.G.; Fryhle, C. B., “Organic Chemistry”, John Wiley & Sons, 8ª Ed., 2003(Livro de texto, "Study Guide", Manual de problemas e soluções, CD-ROM, conjunto de modelos moleculares, apoio on line)

·      Streitwieser, A.; Heathcock, C.; Kosower, E. “Introduction to Organic Chemistry”, MacMillan, 4ª Ed., 1992

·      Ouellette, R. J.; Rawn, J. D. "Organic Chemistry", Prentice-Hall, 1ª Ed., 1996

·      Volhardt, K.; Schore, N.E. “Organic Chemistry”, W.H. Freeman & Co., 3ª Ed., 1999



·      March, J. “Advanced Organic Chemistry”, Wiley Interscience, 6ª Ed., 2007Jacobs, A. “Understanding Organic Reaction Mechanisms”, Cambridge University Press, 1ª Ed., 1997

Teaching method

Theoretical-practical classes (3 h)

Laboratory (1,5h)

Evaluation method

Final (written and evtl. oral) examination. Suceed if grade > 9,5.

Alternatively, evaluation by two tests. Suceed if average grade > 9,5, without any of them < 8,0.