Advanced Organic Chemistry (CEAC501) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Organic Chemistry CEAC501 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 202
Course Language English
Course Type Area Elective Courses
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Atilla Cihaner
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is to present an overview the application of structure elucidation and synthetic methods to organic chemistry. Also, this course focuses intensely on synthetic organic chemistry including organic functional group transformations, mechanisms, designing efficient syntheses in the field. This course also introduces the students to new methods which will enable them to understand current literature.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn how to study and apply the principles of organic chemistry to synthesis
  • Develop various synthetic strategies to get complex molecules
  • Develop relationships between synthetic organic chemistry reactions and structures.
  • Learn how to organize, understand and present complex information.
  • Learn how to study and apply the principles of organic chemistry to synthesis
  • Improve reading and writing and presentation skill.
Course Content Stereochemistry, carbocations, carbanions, free radicals, carbenes, and nitrenes, aliphatic substitution, organometallic substitution, aromatic substitution, aliphatic, alkenyl, and alkynyl substitution, addition to carbon?hetero multiple bonds, eliminations, rearrangements.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction, basics of bonding and mechanism Chapters 1-3
2 Stereochemistry Chapter 4
3 Stereochemistry Chapter 4
4 Carbocations, Carbanions, Free Radicals, Carbenes, and Nitrenes Chapter 5
5 Carbocations, Carbanions, Free Radicals, Carbenes, and Nitrenes Chapter 5
7 Aromatic Substitution Chapter 11
8 Aromatic Substitution Chapter 13
9 Aliphatic, Alkenyl, and Alkynyl Substitution Chapter 10
10 Substitution Reactions: Free Radicals Chapter 14
11 Addition to Carbon–Carbon Multiple Bonds Chapter 15
12 Eliminations Rearrangements Chapter 17 Chapter 18
13 Student Oral Presentations
14 Student Oral Presentations
15 Student Oral Presentations


Course Book 1. M. B. Smith, J. March, March’s Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions, Mechanisms and Structure, 6th edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (2007).
Other Sources 2. F. A. Carey, R. J. Sundberg, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Part A: Structure and Mechanisms, , 5th edition (2007).
3. B. Miller, Advanced Organic Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms, (1998).

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 25
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge in chemistry and comprehend the literature. X
2 An ability to define an advanced scientific problem in the required field and finding an alternative for the solution. X
3 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in the lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results. X
4 An ability to perform independent research. X
5 An ability to give a presentation at national and international scientific conferences and to publish scientific publications in international journals. X
6 An ability to achieve the necessary knowledge to follow current developments in science and technology, and do scientific research or developing projects in the field of chemistry. X
7 An ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team. X
8 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities. Awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in the required field. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 16 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 125