Course detail

Organic Chemistry

FCH-BA_OCH1Acad. year: 2021/2022

Basic principles, substituent effects, thermodynamics and kinetics of organic reactions. IUPAC nomenclature system. Chemistry of alkanes and cycloalkanes, radical substitution reactions. Stereochemistry, (R-S) system, enantiomers, diastereomers, chirality, optical activity. Organic structural analysis: IR, NMR spectroscopy and MS spectrometry. Chemistry of alkenes, alkadienes and alkynes. Electrophilic and radical addition reactions. Pericyclic reactions.Aromatic compounds, electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions, nucleophlic substitution - conditions, eliminations

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Completing the course of Organic Chemistry I students acquire basic knowledge of reactivity and stereochemistry of individual hydrocarbons from alkanes to aromatic compounds. The knowledge acquired is a base for completing the laboratory practice in organic chemistry.


Knowledge of the General and Inorganic Chemistry I course contents and the passed examination from this subject.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week, seminars - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Completing the tutorial of Organic Chemistry, which is accompanying the lectures, requires passing 4 written tests. Those who receive a average of 50% of points earn a credit automatically. Alternatively, students are obliged to pass another test at the end of term with gain at least 50%.
The examination consists from written test. For the successful pass of exam is min. level 50% of points.

Course curriculum

1. Basic principles. 2.+3. Alkanes and cycloalkanes, conformational analysis. 4. + 5. Stereochemistry. 5.+ 6. Alkenes. 7. Alkadienes, thermodynamic and kinetic control of reactions. 8. Alkynes. 9.+10. Aromatic hydrocarbons. 11.+13. Nucleophilic substitutions, Eliminations, Halogen derivatives

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is orientation in the basic knowledge for the understanding of structure and reactivity of organic compounds. The IUPAC nomenclature and base knowledge of organic compounds stereochemistry are the necessary prerequisites of the whole course. The course continues with the chemistry of individual types of hydrocarbon skeletons (alkanes and cycloalcanes, alkenes, alkadienes, alkynes and aromatic hydrocarbons), compiles and compares their properties.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Completing the tutorial of Organic chemistry requires the attendance and successfully passed class exams. The final examination is written test.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

McMurry J., Organic Chemistry, Thomson/Brooks/Cole (EN)
Clayden J. et al.: Organic Chemistry. Oxford Univ. Press (EN)
Straumanis A., Organic Chemistry, Aguided Inquiry, Vol. 1. Brooks/Cole (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BKCP_AAEFCH Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme BPCP_AAEFCH Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory
  • Programme NPAP_ENVI Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer