Extension studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Familiarity of organic chemical functional groups
pertinent to learning of polymer chemistry

Learning outcomes

Understanding the nomenclature, structures,
properties and reactions of organic chemical
functional groups

Course contents

Covalent bonding, acids and bases, alkanes and
cycloalkanes, alkenes and alkynes, chirality,
haloalkanes, alcohols, ethers and thiols,
and its derivatives, amines, aldehydes and
ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended or required reading

The course is based upon selected parts of
chapters 1-10 and 12-14 in Brown & Poon's
"Introduction to Organic Chemistry".

Study activities

  • Lectures - 15 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 4 hours
  • Small-group work - 12 hours
  • Individual studies - 104 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

To complete the course the student should
participate in
the lectures and pass the online examination at
the end of
the course.


Makkonen-Craig Stewart


Andersson Mirja

Group size

No limit

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Until further notice

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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