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Credit Units: 3
MR. G. S AYEDUN (M.Sc., B.Sc. Industrial  Chemistry), MR. K. OLOJA E-mail: Department of Allied Health & Biological Sciences, College of Health Sciences 

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This course is specially designed to acquaint the students in Medical and Engineering sciences with the concept of Organic chemistry, naming, purification of organic compounds and introduction to simple organic reaction mechanism. The concept of nanochemisry has been added to the content for students to be well equipped with the recent technology in their respective chosen field. Students shall also engage in presentations and quizzes which sum up to the totality of their assessment.


 – Basic Concepts of Organic Chemistry

Catenation – Classification of organic compounds – Functional groups – Nomenclature – Isomerism – Types of organic reactions – Fission of bonds – Electrophiles and nucleophiles – Carbonium ion Carbanion – Free radicals – Electron displacement in covalent bond.

 – Purification of Organic compounds

Characteristics of organic compounds – Crystallisation –  Fractional Crystallisation – Sublimation – Distillation – Fractional distillation – Steam distillation – Chromotography.

 – Hydrocarbons

Classification of Hydrocarbons – IUPAC nomenclature – Sources of alkanes – General methods of preparation of alkanes – Physical properties Chemical properties – Conformations of alkanes – Alkenes – IUPAC nomenclature of alkenes – General methods of preparation – Physical properties – Chemical properties – Uses – Alkynes – IUPAC Nomenclature of alkynes – General

methods of preparation – Physical properties – Chemical properties – Uses.

 – Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Aromatic Hydrocarbons – IUPAC nomenclature of aromatic hydrocarbons – Structure of Benzene – Orientation of substituents on the benzene ring – Commercial preparation of benzene – General methods of preparation of Benzene and its homologues – Physical properties – Chemical properties – Uses – Carcinogenic and toxic nature.

Fullerenes as fourth allotrope of carbon, uses of Nanotubules, nanostructures, Nanochemistry, Electronic theory in organic chemistry. Introductory reaction mechanism and kinetics. Stereochemistry,


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