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Organic Chemistry

  • Course Code :
    CHM 301
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Petroleum Engineering

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Area of Study :

Chemistry of hydrocarbon aliphatic, aromatic, nomenclature systematic and general; hybridization in different classes, physical properties, isomerism, empirical formula Industrial and laboratory synthesis chemical reactions, uses in fuel idustry . Identification of functional,groups. Petroleum refining.

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Organic Chemistry

Molecular composition and structure of organic compounds: determination and calculation of empirical and molecular formulae, pictorial treatment of hybridization. Organic Reactions: Bond formation and fission, classification of reagents and reactions, reaction intermediates: Carbonations, free radicals, carbanions. Hydrocarbons: (aliphatic, alicyclic and aromatic), structure and nomenclature. Homologous series, and gradation of properties, preparation, reactions.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Classify the hydrocarbons according to their structures.
2- Recognize the rules of IUPAC system for nomenclature of hydrocarbons.
3- Recognize physical and chemical properties of different hydrocarbons.
4- Recognize different methods for synthesis of hydrocarbons
5- Relate between petroleum and hydrocarbon in fuels and polymer industry.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Apply the IUPAC system to name different classes of organic compounds.
2- Predict the outcome of the reactions of different hydrocarbon classes.
3- Solve problems.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Consider the laboratory safety instructions and regulations.
2- Investigate organic compound; physically and chemically.
3- Construct simple chemical reactions.
4- Solve problems.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Use internet in research and communications
2- Learn how to work as a part of teamwork
3- Learn proper use of equipment used in analysis
4- Work effectively in a team.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Lec. Basic concepts to organic chemistry 2
Lec. Classification of hydrocarbons, Hybridization in different classes of hydrocarbons, Systematic nomenclature of linear& branched alkanes, Physical properties 4
Lec. Alkanes structure, synthesis, and reactions 2
Lec. (Alkenes, alkynes) Nomenclature, Physical properties, Isomerism, Industrial uses, Methods of preparation, and reactions 4
Lec. (Naphthenes) Nomenclature, Physical properties. Industrial uses, Methods of preparation ,Reactions, uses in petroleum industry 4
Lec. Types of the functional groups, Nomenclature, Synthesis and reactions. 4
Lec. (Aromatic compounds ) Nomenclature Aromaticity, 4 4 8 Petroluem Engineering Program Page 34 of 307 CHM 301: Organic chemistry Page 3 of 6 Conjugation, Structure of benzene, Isomerism, Electrophilic substitution. Inductive & mesomeric effect. 4
Lec. – Emprical formula and problems on 2
Lec. Types of the chemical reactions 2
Lec. Application of hydrocarbons uses and polymer industry. 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Problem classes

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Attendance 10.00
Final exam 40.00 15
Mid-term Exams 15.00 7
Performance 10.00
Practical Exams 15.00 7
Quizzes in class 10.00

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Book Author Publisher
Organic Chemistry Francis A. Carey McGraw Hill

Course notes :

Practical organic chemistry hand's out( Petroleum engineering)

Recommended books :

Organic chemistry, Francis A. Carey Robert M. Giuliano 8th edition, 2009.

Web Sites :

http://www.black-tides.com/uk/oil/oil-everyday-lives/products-obtained-fromcrude- oil.php http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfz8cmuwhuc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm6lisiSxaQ&list=PL9DB26BAA82BA1E59 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1fGXDRxS6k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKivZNY5RNw&list=PL9DB26BAA82BA1E59 9. Facilities required

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