20402432-2 - CHIMICA - MODULO II

The module aims to provide students with:
-knowledge of the correct structure and nomenclature of organic compounds and major food systems;
- Understanding of the role of the molecular structure of food;
- Understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie the transformations that occur in food.


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Module II: Organic compounds. Composition, structure and spatial representation.
Isomerism and stereoisomeries. Resonance and electronic effects.
The functional groups: structure, nomenclature and chemical-physical properties of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, alkynes, arenes, halides, alcohols, amines, imines, phenols, aldehydes and ketones, acids, esters, amides, imides and nitriles.
Main hydrocarbon reactions: combustion and reduction, electrophilic addition to alkenes, dienes and alkynes; notes on electrophilic aromatic substitution. Homo- and hetero-aromatic compounds.
Organic reactions of alcohols and halogen alkanes: sp3 carbon substitution and elimination; oxidations and reductions on organic compounds.
Nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl and nucleophilic acyl substitution. Enolated and their condensations.
Bi-and polyfunctional molecules: dicarboxylic acids, hydroxy acids, enonic systems, triglycerides, carbohydrates and amino acids. Sugars and aminoacids: structure and properties.

Core Documentation

F.A. Bettelheim, W.H. Brown, M.K. Campbell, S.O. Farrel, O.J. Torres Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry.
Slides of the pwp presentation of each lecture.

Type of delivery of the course

The course is based on lectures using pwp presentations. There will be 2 laboratory experiences about organic chemistry themes. In the event of an extension of the health emergency from COVID-19, all the provisions governing the methods of carrying out the teaching activities will be implemented. The course will take place online on the Microsoft Teams platform.

Type of evaluation

The evaluation takes place with a separate written and oral tests for each course Module, leading to a final evaluation given by the average of the marks obtained in each exam. During the course of each Module, midterm tests will be set to replace the final written test. IIn the event of an extension of the health emergency from COVID-19, all the provisions governing the methods for carrying out the student assessment will be implemented. In particular, an online exam will be organized on the Microsoft Team platform