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Course name:
Organic Chemistry

Academic year:


Attendance requirements:

101A1 + 101E1



Study level:

basic academic studies, integrated basic and graduate academic studies

Study programmes:

Chemistry: 2. year, whole year, compulsory course

Environmental Chemistry: 2. year, whole year, compulsory course

Chemical Education: 2. year, whole year, compulsory course


Dragana R. MiliŠ, Ph.D.
full professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd

Igor M. Opsenica, Ph.D.
associate professor, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd


Andrea M. NikoliŠ
teaching assistant, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd

«ivota J. SelakoviŠ

Dragana Z. JovanoviŠ
graduate researcher, Faculty of Chemistry, Studentski trg 12-16, Beograd

Hours of instruction:

Weekly: four hours of lectures + one hour of exercises (4+1+0)


The goal of this course is to provide basic theoretical and practical knowledge of the structure and reactivity of organic compounds, including more complex synthetic and natural organic compounds.


After they have successfully completed the course, students should be able to:

  • understand physical, structural and stereochemical properties of organic compounds,
  • name organic compounds according to the IUPAC nomenclature and understand the basic principles of naming and the principles of stereochemistry of natural compounds and more complex synthetic organic compounds,
  • understand the characteristic transformations of functional groups and the mechanisms of organic reactions of mono- and polyfunctional compounds,
  • understand transformations in biological systems,
  • independently perform isolation, purification, synthesis and determination of some simple and more complex organic compounds.

Teaching methods:

Lectures, practical classes.

Extracurricular activities:


Main coursebooks:

  • K. P. C. Volhart, N. Šor: Organska hemija - struktura i funkcija, Data status, Nauka, Beograd 2004. ISBN 86-7478-007-5
  • N. Šor: Uputstvo za rešavanje zadataka sa rešenjima. Organska hemija: struktura i funkcija, 4. izdanje, Data status, Beograd, 2006. ISBN 867478021-0

Supplementary coursebooks:

  • John McMurry: Organic Chemistry, 7th edition, Brooks Cole, 2007. ISBN-10: 0495118370, ISBN-13: 978-0495118374

Additional material:

Course activities and grading method


0 points (4 hours a week)


  1. The structure and bonding in organic molecules.
  2. Alkanes and cycloalkanes.
  3. Stereoisomers.
  4. Halogenoalkanes.
  5. Alcohols and ethers.
  6. Alkenes and alkynes.
  7. Delocalized π-systems.
  8. Aromatic compounds.
  9. The chemistry of substituted benzenes.
  10. Aldehydes and ketones.
  11. Enoles, enolates and aldol condensation; α,β-unsaturated aldehydes and ketones.
  12. Carboxylic acids and their derivatives.
  13. Ester enolates and the Claisen condensation.
  14. Amines and their derivatives.
  15. Heterocyclic compounds.
  16. Carbohydrates.
  17. Amino acids, peptides, proteins and nucleic acids.


30 points (1 hour a week)

Written exam:

70 points

Wed Apr 24 16:29:16 2019

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