Course code Ķīmi1010

Credit points 1.50

Organic Chemistry I

Total Hours in Course60

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes14

Independent study hours30

Date of course confirmation12.10.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Chemistry

Course developer

author prof.

Viesturs Kreicbergs


Course abstract

The matters of organic nature and main classes of their modifications are characterized by course of organic chemistry. There are natural simple organic junctions with functional groups. The basic components of food - proteins, carbohydrates and lipids are complicated natural matters. They can be matters with several functional groups, compound junctions as well as polymer junctions. The main task of study of the organic chemistry is to find out principles of that junctions and processes of changes.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have:
extensive knowledge about composition and properties of carboxylic acid, hydroxy acids, amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates and protein forming food products, as well as knowledge of detection and treatment methods of organic compounds.
skills unaided use the obtained theoretical knowledge in biochemistry and other study courses. The skills to determinate and purify different organic compounds were obtained.
competence - the ability to independently access, select and analyze information about carboxylic acid, hydroxy acids, amino acids, lipids, carbohydrate and protein in different food products.

Compulsory reading

1. Kreicbergs V. Organiskās un pārtikas ķīmijas pamati. Mācību līdzeklis. Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 228 lpp.
2. Kūka M. Organisko savienojumu nomenklatūra. Mācību līdzeklis. –Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 72 lpp.
3. I. Meirovics. Organiskā ķīmija. Rīga: Zvaigzne 1992. 526 lpp.

Further reading

1. König B., Butenschön H. Organische Chemie: Kurz und Bündig für die Bachelor – Prüfung. Weinheim: WILEY-VCH, 2007. 445 S.
2. Sorrell T.N. Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition. Califfornia: University Science Books, 2006. 988 p.
3. Bülle J., Hüttermann A. Das Basiswissen der organischen Chemie. Stuttgart, New York: Georg Thieme, 2000. 466 p.