Compulsory Module 8: Organic Chemistry A (7.5 ECTS-Credits, 6 h)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Learning Outcome: The students are able to ¿ understand the chemical bonds in hydrocarbons and explain and apply the basic aspects of the nomenclature of organic compounds; ¿ describe the structure and stereochemistry of organic compounds and explain the preparation and reactions of different classes of organic compounds, including alkanes, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, amines, alkenes, alkynes, allenes, aromatics, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids and carboxylic acid derivatives; ¿ understand and explain reaction mechanisms including nucleophilic substitution, elimination reactions, addition reactions and electrophilic aromatic substitution; ¿ understand and explain methods for structure elucidation and analysis of organic compounds; ¿ understand the basics of mass spectrometry for the identification, characterisation and structural elucidation of organic compounds, including the natural isotopic abundances of the elements; ¿ explain the functioning of mass spectrometers with homogeneous and static fields and distinguish between the different methods for ionising volatile organic compounds and non-volatile (bio)molecules; ¿ describe radical-induced and charge-induced fragmentation mechanisms of organic compounds and apply their knowledge to calculate isotope profiles and use databases for thermochemical, thermophysical and ionic energy data and EI mass spectra.
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Thomas Magauer
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VO Structure Elucidation I (Mass spectrometry) (VO / 2h / 2,5 ECTS-AP)
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