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Basic course in organic chemistry

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus KD1100 (Spring 2013–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Basic principles of organic chemistry
  • Conjugation and aromaticity
  • Conjugated and aromatic compounds
  • Carbonyl compounds and analogous substances
  • Carboxylic acids, their derivatives and analogous substances
  • Alcohols, thiols, amines and organometallic reagents
  • Oxidation and reduction
  • Radical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry of biosynthesis and polymer chemistry
  • Green and sustainable organic chemistry
  • NMR-spectroscopy

The experimental part of the course is intended to provide skills in basic laboratory work, vacuum distillation, recrystallization, chromatography and spectroscopic methods.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • handle organic substances and reactions in graphical form
  • master organic chemistry nomenclature
  • master basic organic chemistry, including the material from Organic Chemistry 1 (KD1090) or corresponding courses, based on the indicated sections of the course book
  • master basic molecular orbital theory with respect to structure and reactivity
  • explain the concepts of conjugation and aromaticity
  • account for the reactivity and synthetic methods of conjugated and aromatic systems
  • account for the reactivity and synthetic methods of carbonyl compounds and analogous substances
  • account for the reactivity and synthetic methods of alcohols, thiols, amines and organometallic reagents
  • master the concepts of oxidation and reduction and account for oxidative and reductive synthesis methods
  • account for principles of green and sustainable organic chemistry
  • account for basic synthetic radical chemistry
  • apply knowledge of organic chemistry in pharmaceutical chemistry, biochemistry, polymer chemistry, and environmental chemistry
  • retrieve information from chemistry literature databases and summarize it in written report
  • master basic laboratory techniques: general synthetic methodology, vacuum distillation, recrystallization, chromatography and spectroscopic methods
  • present laboratory work in written report

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in English corresponding to English A. For students who received/will receive their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional entry requirement for mathematics as follows: documented proficiency in mathematics corresponding to Mathematics A.

And the specific requirements of mathematics, physics and chemistry corresponding to Mathematics E, Physics B and Chemistry A.

Recommended prerequisites

KD1090 Organic Chemistry 1 or equivalent


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• Clayden, Greeves, Warren: Organic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012, ISBN 978-0-19-927029-3
• Säkerhetskompendium, Skolan för Kemivetenskap, KTH
• Laborationskompendium, Organisk kemi, KTH

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

1. Written exam (TEN1), 3 credits
2. Laboratory practice (LAB1), 3 credits
3. Project (PRO1), 1,5 credit

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web KD1100

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Main field of study

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

KD2310 Advaced Organic Chemistry

Supplementary information

Overlaps with the course KD1270