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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2015-16

The subject "Structural determination of organic compounds " (26030 ) is a third year (5th semester) of the Chemistry degree.
It is a compulsory subject of the fundamental module associated with the area of Organic Chemistry that consists of 6 ECTS credits (150 hours).

In this course the basic knowledge about different intrumental techniques as well as their practical application to obtain information and structure determination of organic compounds will be provided.

This subject is related to the following courses:

Chemistry Degree (second year): "Organic Chemistry" (26020) and "Organic Stereochemistry" (26027).

Official Master in Medicinal Chemistry: "Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance" (36643) and "Analysis by bioorganic mass spectrometry" (36638).



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG5 : Commitment to ethics, the values of equality and social responsibility as a citizen and professional.
  • CG7 : Show the capacity to adapt to new situations.


Specific Competences:>>Theoretical

  • CE12 : Relate the fundamentals of analytical techniques (electrochemical, optical etc.) and their applications.
  • CE14 : Acquire the knowledge to apply and evaluate the interaction radiation-material, the principles of spectroscopy and the main techniques of structural research.
  • CE5 : Apply the principles and procedures used in chemical analysis to determine, identify and characterise chemical compounds.


Specific Competences:>> Ability

  • CE25 : Solve qualitative and quantitative problems using previously developed models
  • CE26 : Recognise and analyse new problems and plan strategies to solve them
  • CE28 : Recognise and implement good scientific measurement and experimentation practices.
  • CE30 : Handle chemical reagents, instruments and devices safely.
  • CE31 : Carry out standard laboratory procedures for analytical and synthetic tasks related to organic and inorganic systems.
  • CE32 : Use standard chemical instruments for identification, quantification, separation and structural determination.
  • CE33 : Monitor by observing and measuring chemical properties, events or changes, gathering the appropriate information.


Generic UA Competences

  • CGUA3 : Possess computer skills relevant to the field of study.
  • CGUA4 : Acquire or possess basic Information and Communications Technology skills and correctly manage the information gathered.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2015-16

The student must be familiar with and he should have appropriate knowledge of the provious Organic Chemistry courses. Also, the students must have a level of English that enables them to understand the provided literature and properly follow the corresponding seminars.

1. Knowledge objectives: a) Understand the concepts, principles and theories that link spectroscopic techniques with the different areas of Chemistry. b) Accurately handle the concepts and fundamentals of the different techniques. c) Properly handle specific terminology.

2. Procedure Objectives: a) Use all the knowledge acquired during the course about the different spectroscopic (IR and NMR) and spectrometric (MS) techniques to determine the structure of organic compounds. b) Use, get and correctly interpret the information obtained from tables and graphs related with the structural determination of organic compounds. c) Properly connect the spectra of an organic compound with the spatial arrangement of its atoms (stereochemistry).

3. Attitude objectives: a) Maintain an attitude of constant curiosity in learning the subject. b) Encourage critical thinking and improve the ability of synthesis and analysis. c) Promote accuracy when suggesting questions about the structure of an organic compound.




Code: 26030
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,40
Practical credits: 1,00
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,4
    Practical credits: 1
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught