autumn 2016

KJE-3301 Organic Chemistry 2 - 20 stp

Sist endret: 24.04.2017

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology


Tromsø |

Type of course

Theoretical and practical subject. The course is available as a singular or elective course independent of study program, also to exchange students. The course is offered on condition that a minimum number of students register for the course(minimum every second year).

Admission requirements

Students must have knowledge in theoretical and practical organic chemistry equivalent to Kje-1002 and Kje-1003.

Course contents

The course is a continuation of KJE-1002 Organic Chemistry and you will do your first steps into the exciting and challenging field of organic synthesis. Several topics known from KJE-1002 like enol chemistry will be treated in more detail. Additionally, a series of new and important types of reactions and their mechanisms will be introduced, e.g. radical reactions, reactions of carbenes, pericyclic reactions and peptide couplings. Important features in the planning of organic syntheses like chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivity and control by protection/deprotection strategies are discussed. In the lab, you will become familiar with general laboratory practice including safety, performance of a range of organic reactions and different separation techniques.

Objective of the course

After passing the exam, you as a student will:


  • know a set of important organic transformations
  • recognize a standard set of reagents and understand their mode of action
  • understand central aspects in the control of organic reactions
  • understand the underlying principles for a set of separation techniques


  • be able to draw the mechanism of important organic reactions
  • be able to choose appropriate reagents for the selective transformation of a set of functional groups
  • be able to determine the outcome of a reaction and identify possible side reactions
  • be able to foresee some experimental requirements for organic transformations based on the mechanism and the reactivity of the reagents
  • know were to find information about chemical hazards and how to treat chemicals
  • be able to perform organic reactions under different conditions
  • be able to isolate and purify organic compounds

General competence:

  • recognize reagents and transformations described in the scientific literature
  • have gained understanding of how to work and behave in an organic chemistry laboratory

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, and may be answered in either English or a Norwegian/Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Seminars/exercises: 65 h Laboratory: introduction to laboratory techniques and two literature syntheses; (the laboratory will be open for three weeks)


Grades based on performance in the laboratory (20%)and a final written examination 5h(80%). Lettergrades (A-F).

Coursework requirements: Admission to the examination requires that the student has passed the laboratory course, counts 20% of final grade  

Date for examination

One written 07.12.2016

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.


Course overlap

K-230 Organic chemistry II 15 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Available on request
Lectures Autumn 2016
First attendance: Wednesday 17.08.16 at 12:15 Teknobygget 2.007

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