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Organic Chemistry I

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce first year students to the nomenclatures and structures of organic compounds.
  • To instill concepts concerning electronic structures and bonding, organic acids and bases and stereochemistry.
  • To discuss certain types of organic reactions together with their reaction mechanisms and short synthesis of organic compounds.
  • To understand the significance between nomenclatures and structures, together with the chemical characteristics of organic compounds.
  • To know all relevant reactions in connection with mechanistic concepts such as SN1, SN2, E1 and E2.


  1. Structure and Bonding
  2. Acids and Bases
  3. Introduction to Organic Molecules and Functional Groups
  4. Alkanes
  5. Stereochemistry
  6. Understanding Organic Reactions
  7. Alkyl Halides and Nucleophilic Substitution
  8. Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions
  9. Alcohols, Ethers and Epoxides
  10. Alkenes
  11. Alkynes
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