wmd1106  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
9 credits
60.0 h + 30.0 h
Main themes
The formation is oriented towards problems solving. Formal lessons are given and activities in small groups are organized where organic chemistry problems are worked out. The topics covered are molecular structures, stereochemistry, properties of the chemical bond and physico-chemical characteristics as well as reactivity of the main functional groups, using the basic concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics.
Reference book : Organic Chemistry : Structure and Function, K. Peter, C. Vollhardt, Neil E. Schore, W.H. Freeman and co., New York.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


The aim of the course is to give a basic knowledge of organic chemistry to student oriented towards life sciences. With these lessons, the students should acquire a sound idea of what carbon-derived molecules are and how they behave. They should be able to use in a proper fashion the basic notions of molecular structure, reactivity, thermodynamics and kinetics, applied to organic chemistry. At the end of half an academic year, typical problems of a first year college chemistry course, related to structure and reactivity of organic molecules, have to be mastered.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
This course corresponds to a typical first year organic chemistry course of an anglo-saxon college.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Pharmacy

Bachelor in Biomedicine