Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 211 Organic Chemistry Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 126 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Enisa Omanović Mikličanin, Prof. Dr. Adna Ašić Enisa Omanović Mikličanin, Prof. Dr.
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Organic chemistry with all different classes of compounds (hydrocarbons, alcohols, amines, carboxylic acids, etc.) is presented through the main chemical reactions of each class of organic compounds. The course revolves around shared features and unifying concepts and it emphasizes principles that can be repeatedly applied. Learning on this way, students will see that organic chemistry is integral to biology as well as to their daily lives.

Introduction to organic chemistry and application to scientific and commercial fields.

  1. Electronic structure and covalent bonding
  2. Acids and bases
  3. Nomenclature, physical properties, and structures of organic compounds
  4. Alkanes and cycloalkanes
  5. Alkenes and alkynes
  6. Isomers and physical properties
  7. Alcohols, ethers
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. Benzene and its derivatives
  10. Amines, amino acids, and proteins
  11. Infrared spectroscopy, NMR
  12. Aldehydes and ketones
  13. Carboxylic acids and functional derivatives; Polymers
  14. Carbohydrates; Nucleic acids; Lipids
  15. Final exam

  1. Rules of behavior and safety measures
  2. Calculations in organic chemistry
  3. Alkanes
  4. Acids and bases
  5. Double bond: Alkenes and aromatic comopunds
  6. Identification of hydrocarbons
  7. -OH group: Alcohols and phenols
  8. Mid-term exam
  9. Identification of alcohols and phenols
  10. Carboxylic acids and esters
  11. Properties of carboxylic acids and esters
  12. Preparation of acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

  1. Make-up labs
  2. Make-up labs
  3. Final exam

  • Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Actively participate in courses and begin to take responsibility for learning.
  • Begin to work efficiently as a part of a team, developing interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills within managed environment, exercising some personal responsibility.
  • Bruice, P. Y. (2006). Essential Organic Chemistry. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14342
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11616
Preparation for Final Examination11818
Assignment / Homework/ Project3618
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 126
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5