Organic Chemistry, 15 credits (NKED16)

Organisk kemi, 15 hp

Main field of study



Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Peter Konradsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson

Available for exchange students

Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MKOS Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 1+2+3+4 English Linköping o

Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry, Master's Programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


Applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree with a major in the field of Chemistry and the equivalent of last 15 ECTS in Organic Chemistry and 12 ECTS in Biochemistry

Intended learning outcomes

The course gives principles in organic chemistry such as the connection between structure and reactivity of molecules. After passing the course the student will be able to:

  • describe the fundamental theory of molecular structure, kinetics, mechanisms and stereochemistry
  • design and plan strategy of organic synthesis
  • describe theoretical and practical fundamentals in organic spectroscopy
  • explain how chemicals can be used with respect to sustainable development
  • use experimental and practical skills in organic synthesis methodology, including identification, analysis and risk assessments of organic compounds. 

Course content

The course consists of fundamental theory of molecular structure, kinetics, mechanisms and stereochemistry. The fundamental classes of organic reactions. The course also includes the strategy of synthesis and synthesis of natural products and pharmaceuticals. The theoretical and practical aspects of UV-spectroscopy, IR-spectroscopy, NMR-spectroscopy and Masspectroscopy. The experimental work includes organic laboratory techniques, synthesis in several steps and analysis of organic compounds. 

Teaching and working methods

The course includes lectures, seminars and laboratory work.


LAB1Laboratory workU, G6 credits
TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 59 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson


Peter Konradsson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 120 h
Recommended self-study hours: 280 h

Course literature

Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers; Organic Chemistry Laborationsmaterial från institutionen
Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers; Organic Chemistry Laborationsmaterial från institutionen
LAB1 Laboratory work U, G 6 credits
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 9 credits

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