[ 261VCHECP2V21 ] VL Organic Chemistry for Physics

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Chemistry Matthias Bechmann 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Technical Physics 2020W
Objectives Successful students of this course will be able to:

  • define and employ the vocabulary of organic chemistry.
  • draw structural representations of organic molecules.
  • write transformations and mechanisms for alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides and alcohols.
  • Employ stereochemical considerations when analyzing mechanisms and transformations
Subject Introduction to organic chemistry
Criteria for evaluation
  • Written Exam / Moodle test or Task
  • 3 exams in monthly intervals after finish of lectures
  • Grade for the subject will be based on the following:
    • current mark takes precedence
    • >50% correct to pass course
  • Lecture
  • Homework to practise, and prepare for exam
  • short quiz/poll during course
Language English
Study material
  • John McMurry, Organic Chemistry. 8th Edition, 2012 Brooks/Cole
  • Jonathan Clayden, Nick Geeves, Stuart Warren, Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition, 2012, Oxford University Press
  • James Keeler and Peter Wothers, Chemical Structure and Reactivity, 2nd Edition, 2014, Oxford University Press
  • Eric V. Anslyn, Dennis A. Dougherty, Modern Physical Organic Chemistry, 2006, University Science Books
Changing subject? No
Further information This course is held only during winter semester.

Until term 2021S known as: 261VCHECP2V20 VL Chemistry for Physicist II,
until term 2020S known as: 261CHEMCP2V19 VL Chemistry for Physicist II,
until term 2019S known as: LP2PCVOCHP2 VO Chemistry for Physicist II

On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment