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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
20  23 
First quarter
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: ANGEL DIAZ ORTIZ - Group(s): 20  23 
Phone number
Office hours
S. Alberto Magno, 2ª planta

Lecturer: MARÍA VICTORIA GÓMEZ ALMAGRO - Group(s): 20  23 
Phone number
Office hours

Lecturer: SONIA MERINO GUIJARRO - Group(s): 20  23 
Phone number
Office hours
San Alberto Magno, 1ª planta

Lecturer: ESTER VAZQUEZ FERNANDEZ-PACHECO - Group(s): 20  23 
Phone number
Office hours
Marie Curie, 3ª planta
Monday to Friday 13.00-14.00h

2. Pre-Requisites

Not established, although it is recomendable to have studied General Organic Chemistry

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession
Organic Chemistry III is included in the Fundamentals of Chemistry module in the Chemistry Degree. It is designed to develop the fundamental concepts and data of Organic Chemistry, to show the experimental evidence that supports these concepts, to apply these data and concepts to the resolution of chemical problems and to demonstrate that this subject evolves rapidly and that it plays a key role in technological developments, in very diverse fields, from biology to materials science, influencing all aspects of daily life.

The subject Organic Chemistry III is compulsory and corresponds to one semester of the third year of the degree. The subject consists of 6 credits, of which 4.5 are theoretical and the remaining 1.5 are practical. The course aims to delve into the knowledge acquired in Organic Chemistry I and II, applying it to Organic Synthesis, as well as increasing their skills in the laboratory by proposing simple syntheses with applications in everyday life.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
CB02 Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and show that they have the competences to construct and justify arguments and solve problems within their subject area.
E01 Understand and use chemical terminology, nomenclature, conventions and units
E02 Deduce the variation of the properties of the chemical elements according to the Periodic Table
E03 Handle chemicals safely and with respect to the environment
E05 Know the chemical elements and their compounds, their forms of obtaining, structure, properties and reactivity, as well as the main techniques for their analysis
E06 Know the structural properties of chemical compounds, including stereochemistry, as well as the main structural research techniques
E07 Relate macroscopic properties with those of atoms, molecules and non-molecular chemical compounds
E09 Know the kinetics of chemical change, including catalysis and reaction mechanisms
E15 Know how to handle the standard chemical instrumentation and be able to elaborate and manage standardized procedures of work in the laboratory and chemical industry
E16 Plan, design and develop projects and experiments
E17 Develop the ability to relate to each other the different specialties of Chemistry, as well as this one with other disciplines (interdisciplinary character)
G01 Know the principles and theories of Chemistry, as well as the methodologies and applications characteristic of analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry, understanding the physical and mathematical bases that require
G02 Be able to gather and interpret data, information and relevant results, obtain conclusions and issue reasoned reports on scientific, technological or other problems that require the use of chemical tools
G03 Know how to apply the theoretical-practical knowledge acquired in the different professional contexts of Chemistry
G04 Know how to communicate, orally and in writing, the knowledge, procedures and results of chemistry, both specialized and non-specialized
G05 Acquire and adapt new knowledge and techniques of any scientific-technical discipline with incidence in the chemical field
T03 Proper oral and written communication
T06 Ability to approach decision making
T07 Ability to work as a team and, where appropriate, exercise leadership functions, fostering the entrepreneurial character
T09 Motivation for quality, job security and awareness of environmental issues, with knowledge of internationally recognized systems for the correct management of these aspects
T10 Ability to use specific software for chemistry at user level
T11 Ability to obtain bibliographic information, including Internet resources
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Encourage and promote in the student all those values ¿¿and attitudes inherent to scientific activity.
Know the main aspects of the terminology and nomenclature in Organic Chemistry
Recognize the main reactive intermediates and the influence of stereoelectronic effects on their stability and reactivity
Know how to apply the knowledge of Organic Chemistry to the solution of synthetic and structural problems
Acquire the ability to interpret the experimental results, relating each experimental stage with the theoretical knowledge acquired
Know the main preparation methods and the reactivity of the main organic functional groups and relate it to its structure
Know the basic principles of Organic Chemistry.
To ensure that the student is able to search and select information in the field of Organic Chemistry and that he / she is capable of processing and presenting it adequately both orally and in writing, developing his / her synthesis capacity, being critical and objective
To develop in the student the capacity of initiative to pose and solve concrete problems of Organic Chemistry, as well as to interpret the obtained results
Develop your ability to work as a team.
Acquire the necessary practical training to apply it in your professional life. Know the main methods of isolation, purification and characterization of organic compounds
Acquire the ability to handle chemical reagents and organic compounds safely.
Acquire an awareness of environmental protection developing the idea that Organic Chemistry should be used to improve the quality of life.
Learn to develop topics and acquire skills in the oral and written presentation at the time of the presentation of results.
Learn to work autonomously in a laboratory and know how to interpret the experimental results obtained.
Know the stereochemistry of organic compounds and the stereoselectivity of the main reactions.
Know the structure of the main organic functional groups
Know the structure and function of organic natural products.
Know the utility of the spectroscopic techniques in Organic Chemistry
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Selectivity in organic chemistry
  • Unit 2: Retrosynthetic analysis. Disconnections in aromatic compounds
  • Unit 3: Disconnections in molecules with carbon-heteroatom groups
  • Unit 4: C-C disconnections in molecules with a single functional group
  • Unit 5: C-C disconnection in molecules with two functional groups
  • Unit 6: Disconnection in rings
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E01 E06 E17 G01 T11 0.84 21 N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E01 E03 E16 G02 G03 G04 T11 0.8 20 Y Y
Workshops or seminars [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E01 E16 G02 G03 T11 0.64 16 Y N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E16 G01 T11 3.6 90 N N
Mid-term test [ON-SITE] E17 G03 G04 0.04 1 Y Y
Final test [ON-SITE] E17 G03 G04 0.08 2 Y Y
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Laboratory sessions 15.00% 15.00% The practical credits will be graded jointly by means of a written
test, and by means of daily laboratory work in which aspects
such as: skill, order, capacity for initiative will be taken into
Mid-term tests 35.00% 0.00% A 2-hour progress test will be conducted to assess the followup
of the learning process. In this section a minimum of 4.0/10
is required.
Final test 35.00% 85.00% A final exam will be taken (those students who are exempted
from taking the final exam this percentage will be added to the
progress tests)
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 15.00% 0.00% The resolution of problems by the student will be positively
valued, as well as their active participation in class. On the
other hand, the student will be able to increase his mark
delivering seminars to the teacher.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    Class attendance is recommended, although it is not mandatory.
    Practical class attendance is compulsory, and it is also an essential requirement to pass the subject of Organic Chemistry III.
    In the continuous assessment mode, a minimum of 4/10 will be required in the progress tests and the average must be equal to or greater than 5/10.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Final test: 85%
    Laboratory: 15%

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 20
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 90
Mid-term test [PRESENCIAL][] 3

Unit 1 (de 6): Selectivity in organic chemistry
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 2 (de 6): Retrosynthetic analysis. Disconnections in aromatic compounds
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2

Unit 3 (de 6): Disconnections in molecules with carbon-heteroatom groups
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Unit 4 (de 6): C-C disconnections in molecules with a single functional group
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Unit 5 (de 6): C-C disconnection in molecules with two functional groups
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 8
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 6

Unit 6 (de 6): Disconnection in rings
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Borrell Bilbao, José I. Síntesis orgánica Síntesis 84-7738-653-6 2003  
Carruthers, William Modern methods of organic synthesis Cambridge University 978-0-521-77830-5 2007  
Corey, E.J. The logic of chemical synthesis 0-471-50979-5 1989  
Fuhrhop, Jürgen Organic synthesis: concepts and methods Wiley-VCH 3-527-30273-5 2003  
MacKIE, Raymond K. Guidebook to organic synthesis Longman Scientific and Technical 0-582-45592-8 1982  
Warren, Stuart Organic Synthesis: the disconnection approach Wiley 978-0-470-71236-8 2008  
Wyatt, Paul Organic synthesis: strategy and control John Wiley 978-0-471-92963-5 2007  

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