Organic Chemistry I

Academic year
Subject Area
Área Científica do Menor
Language of Instruction
Other Languages of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

General chemistry; Good english level.

Teaching Methods

The course will encompass theoretical lectures, T, that will present relevant topics. Selected exercises , TP, will be discussed to apply knowledge in the classroom. Along the semester the student will choose a topic to make a written/oral presentation based on research of literature.  Selected search topics will be orally presented to demonstrate the relevance of the programatic items with the real life.

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the curricular uint is to help students acquire a solid background in structural  organic  chemistry and characterization.  Aims to contribute to the formation of  chemists,  who wish to integrate pharmaceutical or biotechnology laboratories for research and innovation . 

The student must develop :

- Ability to analyze, synthesize and understand the principles of organic synthesis aplied to biomolecules

- Ability to understand the function of both the bioconjugate transport of active ingredients as in diagnosis.

- Ability to solve problems within the area of synthesis of pharmaceuticals and biopolymers.

Work Placement(s)



1. Structure, nomenclature and physical properties of  organic compounds

Relation between the unique structural properties of  carbon compounds and their physical properties.

2. Stereochemistry of organic compounds

3. Introduction to 1H and 13C NMR

 Basic  concepts of 1H e 13C RMN for elucidation of the structure of organic compounds

4. Introduction to the reactivity of organic compounds and mechanisms of organic chemical reactions; selected examples of  addition, substitution, elimination and condensation reactions.

adição, substituição, eliminação e condensação.

5. Basic concepts of reaction intermediaries and stability

6. Addition reactions to carbon-carbon double and triple bonds

7. Substitution and elimination reactions

SN1, SN2  and E1 and E2 mechanisms

8. Substitution reactions

Subtitution and mechanysm in saturated hydrocarbons; aromatic electrophylic substitution reactions: effect of substituent.

Head Lecturer(s)

Maria Miguéns Pereira

Assessment Methods

Mini Tests: 10.0%
Resolution Problems: 10.0%
Synthesis work: 10.0%
Exam: 70.0%


VOLLHARDT, K. Peter; SCHORE, Neil E. Organic Chemistry. W. H. Freeman & Co.


CAREY, Francis A. Organic Chemistry. Mc GrawHill.


PINE, Stanley H.; HENDRICKSON, James B.; CRAM, Donald J. Organic Chemistry. Mc Graw Hill.