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Course title -
Course code KCH/HOCHM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kubec Roman, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures 1. History, basic principles and terminology of organic chemistry. Depicting of organic compounds using formulae and names. Intermolecular non-binding interactions and their effects on physical properties of compounds. Constitutional and configuration isomerism. Chirality. Physical, chemical and biological properties of isomers. Homologues and analogues. Classification of organic compounds, basics of the IUPAC nomenclature. 2. Hydrocarbons (classification, nomenclature, physical and biological properties, important reactions). Halogenated hydrocarbons. Oxygen-containing derivatives of hydrocarbons (alcohols, phenols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids and their derivatives) nomenclature, physical and biological properties, important reactions. 3. Major classes of nitrogen-containing organic compounds (amines and imines, nitrocompounds, heterocyclic compounds) nomenclature, physical and biological properties, important reactions. Saccharides (classification, linear and cyclic forms of saccharides). Amino acids, peptides and proteins (classification, physical and chemical properties). Fatty acids, lipids, waxes (classification, physical and biological properties, important reactions).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 14 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of the course is to extend and deepen the knowledge of organic chemistry acquired at the secondary school with focusing on natural substances as a necessary theoretical basis for the study of biochemistry and related subjects. The lectures are structured into three themes: theoretical basis, systematic part, natural substances and organic contaminants and pollutants. In particular systematic groups, emphasis is given on the effect of various functional groups on physical, chemical, and biological properties of compounds.
After successful passing the course, students are expected to be familiar with main classes of organic compounds, their nomenclature and physical, biological and chemical properties. The acquired knowledge may be employed in other chemistry disciplines and related fields (both in research and commercial laboratories).
Examination in subjects of "General and physical chemistry" and "Inorganic chemistry".

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

For granting the credit: to achieve at least 51% of a written test.
Recommended literature
  • Fikr, J. a Kahovec, J. Názvosloví organické chemie. Rubico, Olomouc, 2008.
  • Kubec, R. Úlohy z organické chemie. ZF JU, České Budějovice, 2017.
  • McMurry, J. Organická chemie. Vutium, Brno, 2015.
  • Pacák, J. Jak porozumět organické chemii. Karolinum, Praha, 2007.
  • Pacák, J. Reakce organických sloučenin. Karolinum, Praha, 2007.

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