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Organic Chemistry

Code: Q1008     Acronym: Q1008     Level: 100

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Chemistry

Instance: 2021/2022 - 1S Ícone do Moodle Ícone  do Teams

Active? Yes
Web Page: https://moodle.up.pt/course/view.php?id=688
Responsible unit: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Course/CS Responsible: First Degree in Environmental Sciences and Technology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
L:CTA 65 Plano estudos a partir do ano letivo 2016/17 2 - 6 56 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Paula Alexandra de Carvalho Gomes

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 2,00
Laboratory Practice: 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 2,00
Paula Alexandra de Carvalho Gomes 2,00
Laboratory Practice Totals 3 6,00
Jose Enrique Rodriguez Borges 6,00

Teaching language



To confer the students basic/introductory theoretical concepts in Organic Chemistry.

Learning outcomes and competences

By the end of the course, the student should have acquired and understood basic concepts in Organic Chemistry. Briefly, the student should have acquired competences in

 1) basic organic nomenclature and stereochemistry; 

2) identification of the main functional groups in organic compounds and how those groups affect compounds' physical and chemical properties;

3) establishing basic structure-reactivity relationships;

4) recognizing main types of organic chemical reactions.

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)

not applicable



The program to be addressed in lectures will cover the topics of chapters 1 to 9 of the adopted book:


1. Atoms. Connection between electronic configuration and reactivity.

2. Chemical bonding. Lewis structure and the octet rule.


3. Saturated hydrocarbons. Isomers and stereoisomers.

4. Unsaturated hydrocarbons.

5. Alcohols, Phenols and their sulfur analogues.

6. Aldehydes and ketones.

7. Carboxylic acids and derivatives.

8. Amines and amides.

9. Organic stereochemistry in depth.



A total of four lab experiences and corresponding reports will expectedly be performed. The remaining lessons will be devoted to tutorials, aimed at guiding students in the resolution of questions, quizzes and problems related with the organic chemistry concepts addressed in the theoretical lectures/lab experiments.

Mandatory literature

000087490. ISBN: 0-7167-7072-5

Complementary Bibliography

Carlos Corrêa, Maria Augusta Oliveira e Maria Luísa do Vale; Introdução à Nomenclatura da Química Orgânica, 2003

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures will follow a standard magisterial model, via the Zoom or MS Teams e-learning platforms.

All relevant info, teacher-student communication and course management will be made through the Moodle electronic platform.

Lab experiments will be performed in groups of 2-3 students, under the supervision of the teaacher who will, whenever necessary, exemplify the experimental procedures.

In the theoretical-practical sessions, students will work either individually or in groups, solving quizzes and problems related to the course.


Physical sciences > Chemistry > Organic chemistry > Quimica do carbono
Physical sciences > Chemistry > Organic chemistry

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Teste 75,00
Participação presencial 5,00
Trabalho laboratorial 20,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 106,00
Frequência das aulas 44,00
Trabalho laboratorial 12,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

The practical an theoretical/practical classes are compulsory.

Students who miss over 1/4 of the tutorials or do not perform at least 2/3 of the lab experiences, will not be approved.



Calculation formula of final grade

Students not excluded from final evaluation will be given a final classification (NF) calculated as a weighted average of the pratical evaluation (NP) and the average grade of the three tests predicted to be taken during the semester (NMT) according to the algorithm:

NF = 0,25 x NP + 0,75 NMT 

To pass the course, the NMT must be equal to or greater than 9.5. Only those students with an average mark of tests #1 and #2 equal or higher than 7 will be given access to test #3.

All students who fail to be approved according to the above rules, and who have not failed to attend practical component of the course, will be allowed to take a resit examination (NEF) covering all subjects addressed in this course. The final classification of these students will be as given below, and only those students with an NEF equal to or greater than 9,5 will be able to pass the course.

NF = 0,25 x NP + 0,75 NEF


Please, beware that there is no Final Examination to this Course, except for the Resit Exam for students who failed to be approved by tests or who wish to raise their final grade. In this latter case, students have to make their inscriptions in advance in the Academic Services of the Faculty.

The final grade of the theroretical part (75%) will be the best obtained (tests (NMT) versus resit examination (NEF)).

The practical evaluation is not subjected to improvement. Those students who have successfully completed the practical module of the course in the previous academic year will be exempt from attending this module in the current year, and will be attributed the NP obtained in their previous attendance.

Examinations or Special Assignments





Internship work/project

Not applicable

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

General rules of FCUP will apply.

Classification improvement

Students who wish to raise their final grade may take the resit examination. In this case, the final grade of the theroretical part (75%) will be the best obtained (tests (NMT) versus resit examination (NEF)).

The practical evaluation is not subjected to improvement.



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