|Unit 1. Structure and reactions of organic compounds
||Characteristics, structure and bonding of organic compounds: functional groups, Lewis structures, hybrid atomic orbitals, resonance. Organic Reactions: classification, types of reagents, types of reaction mechanisms. Thermodynamic and kinetic features of organic reactions. Kinetic and thermodynamic control. Reaction intermediates.
|Unit 2. Stereoisomerism
||Nomenclature, properties and isomerism of alkanes. Constitutional isomerism and stereoisomerism. Conformational isomerism: conformational analysis of alkanes and cycloalkanes, Newman projections. Optical isomerism, chirality and symmetry. Enantiomers and diastereoisomers: nomenclature, Fischer projections. Resolution of racemic mixtures.
|Unit 4. Alkanes
||Halogenation, pyrolysis, cracking, combustion.
|Unit 6. Alcohols
||Nomenclature, structure and properties. Acid-base behavior. O-H bond reactions. C-O bond reactions. Oxidation. Thiols.
|Unit 8. Amines
||Nomenclature, structure and properties. Acid-base reactions. Alkylation of amines. Hofmann's elimination. Oxidation: Cope's elimination.