163.119 Organic Chemistry I
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 3.0h, 4.5EC
Lecture TubeTUWEL


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • LectureTube course
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to assess and predict phycial properties or organic compounds, select suitable analytical methods for compound characterization, apply rules of nomenclature to organic molecules, assess core properties of the discussed functional groups, decribe organic reactions based on the the corresponding reaction mechanisms, and define functional group interconversions including the required reagents and conditions.

Subject of course

Carbon, the key atom of organic compounds: electron configuration - hybridisation - ¿- and ¿-bonds - influence of electronic effects and the polarity of chemical bonds - reactive intermediates - electrophiles and nucelophiles - organic acids and bases - stereo structures of organic molecules - functional groups and the carbon backbone - basic principles of the nomenclature of organic molecules - mechanisms and reaction types: addition, substitution, elimination, condensation, reduction, oxidation, rearrangement, cycloaddition. Foundation of stereo chemistry: E/Z, cis/trans, racemate, inversion, retention; CIP rules; terms like chair, boat, antiperiplanar, synclinal etc. Correlation between structure, physicochemical properties and chemical reactivity of the most important classes of organic compounds such as: alkanes, alkenes, alkines, aromatic compounds, alkyl halides, metalorganic compounds (Grignard), alcohols, ethers, thioles, thioether, sulfoxides, sulfones, amines, N-oxides and their syntheses as well as their conversions; FGI (functional group interconversion) between the discussed classes of organic compounds.

Teaching methods

Applying basic principles of organic reactions using the MO-concept as well as charge-distribution/polarization employing the concept of stabilizing elelctronic effects (inductive, resonance,...); description of representative reaction types emplying the concept of pushing electrons; suggesting additional examples via the control questions at the end of each chapter and encouraging additional examples from the accompanying work-book to the recommended text-book.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The lecture course starts March 1 and will be offered as live-stream via Zoom at the given times also offering the opportunity to interact and ask questions:

Monday 08:30-10:00: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/96395390933

Friday 10:00-12:00: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93004571300

The recorded stream will also become accessible via TUWEL; slide material is available via TUWEL, as well - minor adjustments in various chapters may be conducted, see the stream for final content


ATTENTION: The lecture starts at 08:30 every Monday - kindly make sure to be in the lecture hall in time!

NEW: After Easter a voluntary accompanying seminar OC1 163.193 will be offered - more details can be found directly in the TISS section of this course. Within this seminar class additional examples to topics of the lecture course will be discussed, moreover there will be the opportunity to repeat key content of the lecture together with reaction mechanisms and functional group transformations.



Course dates

Mon08:30 - 10:0001.03.2021 - 28.06.2021 (LIVE)Organische Chemie I
Mon08:30 - 10:0001.03.2021 - 28.06.2021 (LIVE)Organic Chemistry I
Fri10:00 - 12:0005.03.2021 - 25.06.2021 (LIVE)Organische Chemie I
Fri10:00 - 12:0005.03.2021 - 25.06.2021 (LIVE)Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I - Single appointments
Mon01.03.202108:30 - 10:00 Organic Chemistry I
Mon01.03.202108:30 - 10:00 Organische Chemie I
Fri05.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Organic Chemistry I
Fri05.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Organische Chemie I
Mon08.03.202108:30 - 10:00 Organic Chemistry I
Mon08.03.202108:30 - 10:00 Organische Chemie I
Fri12.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Organic Chemistry I
Fri12.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Organische Chemie I
Mon15.03.202108:30 - 10:00 Organic Chemistry I
Mon15.03.202108:30 - 10:00 Organische Chemie I
Fri19.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Organic Chemistry I
Fri19.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Organische Chemie I
Mon22.03.202108:30 - 10:00 Organic Chemistry I
Mon22.03.202108:30 - 10:00 Organische Chemie I
Fri26.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Organic Chemistry I
Fri26.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Organische Chemie I
Mon29.03.202108:30 - 10:00 Organic Chemistry I
Mon29.03.202108:30 - 10:00 Organische Chemie I
Fri02.04.202110:00 - 12:00 Organic Chemistry I
Fri02.04.202110:00 - 12:00 Organische Chemie I

Examination modalities

In the moment examinations will be carried out online via ZOOM, but as soon as it will be possible we will return to a normal exam in a lecture hall. For the online exam you need to have a PC or notebook available, which you use to display the exam questions, as well as a camera to transfer the video of you and your surroundings to the online meeting (e.g., external webcam, mobile phone or tablet).

The written exam includes the whole content of the lecture; it is based on understanding of concepts and the application on novel examples (which are derived from examples discussed within the lecture); fact-based knowledge will also be assessed in particular in context of functional group interconversions and analytical methods.

In case of a close-call negative exam, an additional oral exam is offered.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri16:00 - 18:0022.10.2021GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written24.09.2021 00:01 - 18.10.2021 23:59TISSPrüfung 22.10.2021
Fri13:00 - 15:0026.11.2021GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written22.10.2021 00:01 - 22.11.2021 23:59TISSPrüfung 26.11.2021
Fri13:00 - 15:0017.12.2021GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written26.11.2021 00:01 - 13.12.2021 23:59TISSPrüfung 17.12.2021
Fri13:00 - 15:0004.02.2022GM 2 Radinger Hörsaal - TCH written14.01.2022 00:01 - 31.01.2022 23:59TISSPrüfung 04.02.2022

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 290 Technical Chemistry 2. Semestertrue
Course belongs to the introductory and orientation phase ("Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase")
423 Subject: Chemistry 2. Semester


No lecture notes are available.

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