Organic and biological molecules chemistry (2008/2009)

Course partially running

Course code
4S00996
Name of lecturer
Michael Assfalg
Number of ECTS credits allocated
5
Academic sector
CHIM/06 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
3° Q dal Apr 20, 2009 al Jun 19, 2009.

Lesson timetable

3° Q
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall D  
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall A  
Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall F  

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide the students with the intellectual tools necessary to understand the chemistry of organic and biological molecules by describing their molecular structures, reactivity, and physico-chemical characteristics.

Syllabus

- Structure and properties of the main functional groups, and their main reactivity.
- Acidity and basicity in organic chemistry. Definitions according to Lewis and Broensted. Relative strength of acids and bases: effect of the structure on acidity.
- Conformational analysis and molecular mechanics programs.
- Stereochemistry: chirality, isomerism, symmetry and equivalence, asymmetry. Diastereomeric, enantiomeric, and meso compounds.
- Carbohydrates: classification and configuration, mutarotation. Disaccharides and polysaccharides of biological interest.
- Lipids: most relevant compounds and physico-chemical characteristics. Membrane models.
- Aminoacids: structure, isoelectric point. Peptides and proteins: physico-chemical properties.
- Nucleic acids: nucleosides, nucleotides, DNA, RNA.

Assessment methods and criteria

The student will need to take a written and an oral test.

Statistics about transparency requirements (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

Statistics
Outcomes Exams Outcomes Percentages Average Standard Deviation
Positive 40.0% 25 3
Rejected 18.33%
Absent 40.0%
Ritirati 1.66%
Canceled --
Distribuzione degli esiti positivi
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30 e Lode
0.0% 0.0% 8.3% 0.0% 16.6% 4.1% 8.3% 16.6% 4.1% 12.5% 12.5% 0.0% 4.1% 12.5%

Data from AA 2008/2009 based on 60 students. I valori in percentuale sono arrotondati al numero intero più vicino.

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