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781305A Organic Chemistry I, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 781305A  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Organic Chemistry I  Abbreviation Organic Chemist 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3252 Chemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Chemistry 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 134 hours of work

Language of instruction 



2nd autumn

Learning outcomes 

After passing the course the student can explain the basics in molecular orbitals in simple organic compounds such as ethane, details in nucleophilic substitution, conformation and the basics in stereochemistry of organic compounds.


Including molecular orbitals in organic compounds, conformation theory, nucleophilic substitution and basics of stereochemistry.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

40 hours of lectures, 94 hours self study

Target group 

Chemistry, compulsory. In the entity of 60 credits, compulsory.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Introduction to Organic Chemistry (780103P or 780116P) and the courses General and Inorganic Chemistry A (780117P) and General and Inorganic Chemistry B (780118P); or the courses  General and Inorganic Chemistry I (780114P) and General and Inorganic Chemistry II (780115P); OR Introduction to Chemistry (780113P) or Introduction to Physical Chemistry (780101P).

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading 

Clayden, J., Greeves, N., Warren, S., Wothers, P.: Organic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 2001 and Clayden, J., Greeves, N., Warren, S.: Organic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 2012.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Two intermediate examinations or one final examination.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 0-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Juha Heiskanen

Working life cooperation 



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Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Organic Chemistry I  General exam  Juha Heiskanen 
23.03.21tue -