Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

General Organic Chemistry B



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



Background knowledge in Organic Chemistry for a future Material and New Technologies Engineer.


Basic knowledge in Physics and General Chemistry. Fondamentals of Chemical Bond Theory and Physical Chemistry.

Subject matter

1. Introduction. Strucure of organic compounds. Covalent bonds. Hybridisation. Resonance and aromaticity. Functional groups. Physical properties.

2. Reactivity in Organic Chemistry. Kinetics and thermodinamics. Reaction mechanisms. Acidity and basicity.

3. Saturated hydrocarbons. Isomerism, Conformational analysis.

4. Stereochemistry.

5. Nucleophylic substitution and elimination reactions. Mechanisms snd rectivity.

6. Unsaturated hydrocarbons. Addition reactions. Polymerization. Reactions of aromatic compounds.

7. Introduction to carbonyl Chemistry. Nucleophylic addition reactions.


Reccomended textbook:

  • Solomons, T.W.G.; Fryhle, C. B., “Organic Chemistry”, John Wiley & Sons, 8ª Ed., 2003

Complimentary bibliography:

  • Clayden, J.; Greeves, N.; Warren, S.; Wothers, P. “Organic Chemistry”, Oxford University Press, 1st Ed., 2001
  • 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

 Support texts to classes:

  • Vieira, A. J. S. C., "Guia de Laboratório de Química Orgânica Geral - B ", Março, 2018
  • Vieira, A. J. S. C., "Folhas de Problemas" (to be supplied during the semester)

Teaching method

Theoretical classes, with digital support and application examples.

Resolution of exercises and application examples.

Laboratory works, illustrating basic experimental techniques, security rules, physical properties and simple chemical reactions.

Evaluation method

Theory (2) and laboratory (1).

The theoretical evaluation consists in 3 Tests (min. 6.0 in 3th) during the semester and/or final examination. Optional: 20% Minitests + 80% Tests.

The experimental evaluation is defined in the Laboratoy Guide.