Organic Chemistry


Course Contents

  • Atomic structure, orbitals, electron configurations, chemical bonding, molecular orbital theory, polar molecules, acids and bases.
  • Electronegativity, polar covalent bonds, dipole moments, formal charges, resonance.
  • Functional groups, nomenclature of organic compounds.
  • Alkanes-cycloalkanes, structure and properties.
  • Isomerism and stereochemistry, chiral compounds, enantiomers and diastereomers. E,Z designation.
  • Types of organic reactions, how organic reactions occur, radical reactions, polar reactions.
  • Alkenes, structure and reactivity, cis-trans isomerism in alkenes. Electrophilic addition reactions of Alkenes. Markovnikov’s rule.
  • Benzene and aromaticity, Hückel rule.
  • Alcohols, phenols, ethers and thiols, properties and reactions.
  • The carbonyl group. Aldeydes and ketones. Carboxylic acids and derivatives.
  • Amines. Heterocyclic substances. Aromatic heterocycles.

Educational Goals

  • Learning the basic principles and concepts of organic chemistry.
  • Drawing chemical structures, understanding functional groups, names and properties of organic compounds and the basics of organic reactions.

General Skills

  • Work in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Generation of new research ideas.
  • Promote free, creative and inductive thinking.
  • Search, analyze and synthesize data and information using the necessary technologies.
  • Independent work.

Teaching Methods

Face to face:

  • Lectures (theory and exercises) in the classroom.

Use of ICT means

  • Teaching with Power point presentations.

Teaching Organization

ActivitySemester workload
Independent Study50

Students Evaluation

  • Writing exams in the end of the semester.

Recommended Bibliography

  1. Οργανική Χημεία, McMurry J., (2017), Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης.
  2. Οργανική Χημεία, Meislich H.,Neckamkin H.,Sharefkin J., (2017), Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα.
  3. Βασική Οργανική Χημεία, Σπηλιόπουλος Ι., (2008), Εκδόσεις Σταμούλης.
  4. Οργανική Χημεία, Klein D., (2015), Εκδόσεις Utopia.
  5. Οργανική Χημεία, Θεμελιώδεις έννοιες και μηχανισμοί οργανικών αντιδράσεων, Χαμηλάκης Σ., (2015),

Related Research Journals

  1. Journal of Organic Chemistry.