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Organic chemistry : reactions and mechanisms

année académique

Titulaire(s) du cours

Kristin BARTIK (Coordonnateur) et Elisabeth VAN DIJK

Crédits ECTS


Langue(s) d'enseignement


Contenu du cours

Chapter titles:

  1. Reactions and Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry
  2. Radical Halogenation
  3. Reactions of Haloalkanes: Nucleophilic Substitutions
  4. Reactions of Haloalkanes: Eliminations
  5. Alcohols
  6. Alkenes
  7. Aldehydes and Ketones
  8. Carboxylic Acids
  9. Delocalized pi Systems
  10. Aromatic Systems: Electrophilic Substitution

Objectifs (et/ou acquis d'apprentissages spécifiques)

Specific to the course:

  • Acquire a general overview of the broad range of organic reactions which can be used to prepare molecules and molecular materials

  • Understand the central role played by the chemical industry in our society.

Méthodes d'enseignement et activités d'apprentissages

Interactive lectures with powerpoint presentations 
Exercices, case-study and laboratory sessions

Contribution au profil d'enseignement

This teaching unit contributes to the following competences:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of exact sciences with the specificity of their application to engineering

  • Collaborate in a (multidisciplinary) team

  • The flexibility and adaptability to work in an international and/or intercultural context

  • An integrated insight in chemical process and materials' technology

Références, bibliographie et lectures recommandées

Organic Chemistry: Structure and Function. Vollhardt and Schore, Freeman and Co. (any of the editions !)
Organic Chemistry. Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers, Oxford University Press (1st or 2nd Ed.)
Organic Chemistry. McMurry, Thomson (any edition)

Support(s) de cours

  • Université virtuelle

Autres renseignements


Prof. Kristin Bartik : kristin.bartik@ulb.be
Dr. Hennie (Elisabeth) Valkenier-Van Dijk : hennie.valkenier@ulb.be

Teaching Assistants
Alessia Fantoni : alessia.fantoni@ulb.be
Alessio Cataldo: alessio.cataldo@ulb.be
Steven Moerkerke: steven.moerkerke@ulb.be




Méthode(s) d'évaluation

  • Travail pratique
  • Examen écrit
  • Rapport écrit

Travail pratique

Examen écrit

Rapport écrit

Construction de la note (en ce compris, la pondération des notes partielles)

Written exam based on the content of all the teaching activities (75%).
Lab preparation, work and report (25%). This grade will be awarded individually. Lab grades are taken into account in the second session, but not transferred to subsequent years.
Final grade is the weighted geometric average : (Exam Grade)0.75 (Lab Grade)0.25


Langue(s) d'évaluation

  • anglais