KEB-64047 Organic Chemistry 2, 5 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Nuno Rafael Candeias


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
KEB-64047 2019-01 1 Alexander Efimov
Suvi Holmstedt
Nuno Rafael Candeias
Pass the final exam based on the lectures contents.

Learning Outcomes

The course will be a continuation of organic chemistry 1 (OC1). After learning about the different functional groups, nomenclature and fundamental properties in OC1, the students will learn about their reactivity in this course. After completion of the course, students will know the most common reactions of the most common functional groups and will be able to design syntheses of small organic molecules. This course also aims to support other more advanced organic chemistry courses.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Electrophilic addition reactions, stereochemistry, and electron delocalization; Substitution and elimination reactions; Carbonyl Compounds; Aromatic Compounds  Regioselectivity; Stereoselectivity; Stereospecificity; acid and base catalysis  functional group interconversions; multistep synthesis; retrosynthetic analysis; multicomponent reactions 
2. Reaction mechanisms  reactivity; electronic effects; steric hindrance; anchimeric assistance  catalysts 
3. Stereochemistry  conformational analysis  chiral catalysts and auxiliaries 

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

The students are highly encouraged to be present at all learning events, and follow the material taught in the lectures in the textbook. Students can get points that will be added to their exam marks by solving the exercises in the weekly exercise sessions.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Organic Chemistry   Paula Bruice   9780134042282       No   
Lecture slides             No   


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
KEB-62100 Orgaaninen kemia 1 Mandatory    
KEB-62150 Orgaanisen kemian työt 1 Mandatory    
KEB-63256 Industrial Organic Chemistry Advisable    

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
KEB-64047 Organic Chemistry 2, 5 cr KEB-64046 Organic Chemistry 2, 4 cr  

Updated by: Laine Marja-Liisa, 06.03.2019