General Organic Chemistry A


Background knowledge in Organic Chemistry for future Biomedical Engineers and Celular and Molecular Biology Graduates.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Elvira Maria Sardão Monteiro Gaspar, Marco Diogo Richter Gomes da Silva


Weekly - 4

Total - 60

Teaching language



Basic knowledge in English.

Basic knowledge in Physics and general Chemistry. 


Recommended book:


Organic Chemistry


 de Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves e Stuart Warren


 Oxford University Press

Teaching method

Face-to-face teaching.

Lectures on the board and application examples.

Resolution of exercises and application examples - TP classes.

Six practical classes, involving  4 different laboratory works.

Evaluation method

Método de avaliação: 

  • 75% theoretical component 
  • 25% practical component
  • Minumum evaluation 9,5 val at both components
Evaluation of the theoretical component: 
- 2 tests 
Minimum grade in tests 8 values. Final weighted average greater than or equal 
to 9.5 values.
Practical component evaluation:
1 - Mandatory presence in all laboratory classes - 
2 - It is mandatory to have a laboratory notebook.
Quantitative evaluation of the practical component -
Arithmetic mean of 4 mini-tests. Minimum grade in each is 9.5 values.

Subject matter

1. Introduction. Strucure of organic compounds. Covalent bonds. Hybridisation. Resonance and aromaticity. Functional groups. Physical properties.

2. Reactivity in Organic Chemistry. Kinetics and thermodinamics. Reaction mechanisms. Acidity and basicity.

3. Saturated hydrocarbons. Isomerism, Conformational analysis. Radical reactions.

4. Stereochemistry.

5. Nucleophylic substitution and elimination reactions. Mechanisms snd rectivity.

6. Unsaturated hydrocarbons. Addition reactions. Reactions of aromatic compounds.

7. Carbonyl compounds.


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