IMAK2007 - Organic Chemistry and Biomolecules 1


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 5 hours

Course content

Properties of organic compounds. Stereoisomerism. Resonance and inductive effect, structure and reactivity. The main drug classes and characteristic reactions, reaction mechanisms. Biomolecules; amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids.

Learning outcome

The student can name organic compounds using IUPAC nomenclature rules. The student can identify and classify the most important functional groups of organic compounds. The student can describe and assign the configuration of chiral centers in molecules. The student can explain stereochemistry and resonance as well as describe and explain the physical properties of organic compounds. The student will be able to describe and explain mechanisms for basic organic-chemical reaction types. The student can explain and compare the structure and basic function of the biochemically important compounds carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids and relate the structures to functional groups of organic compounds. The student can reproduce research work in organic and biomolecular chemistry. The student can conduct simple organic-chemical and biochemical laboratory experiments. The student can plan and perform synthesis of simple organic molecules. The student can communicate and discuss results from laboratory experiments in simple reports. The student can use electronic tools to draw chemical and biomolecular structures and perform simple simulations and naming tasks.

Learning methods and activities

Expected working hours: Lectures: 75 hours Laboratory exercises: 25 Own input: 140

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Compulsory Laboratory Requirements: Theory exercises and laboratory exercises with mandatory attendance. Permitted aid: Molecular building kit is available for lending in the examination room. Simple calculator. Deferred examination: August. In case of postponed examination (continuation examination), written examination may be changed to oral examination. For applications for crediting, approval and integration of courses from previous years or other institutions' equivalent education, each application will be dealt with individually and the applicant must be able to count credits for overlapping courses.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
One-year programme in medical and biological chemistry (ÅMEDBIO)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the course is subject to ÅMEDBIO, NTNU, Trondheim.

Course materials

Paula Yurkanis Bruice: Essential Organic Chemistry, Pearson Education, 2016. Laurence A. Moran et al.: Principles of Biochemistry, 5th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2013.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home examination (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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