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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I sem. Oct 3, 2016 Jan 31, 2017
II sem. Mar 1, 2017 Jun 9, 2017
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Appelli d'esame Feb 1, 2017 Feb 28, 2017
Sessione estiva Appelli d'esame Jun 12, 2017 Jul 31, 2017
Sessione autunnale Appelli d'esame Sep 1, 2017 Sep 29, 2017
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Appelli di Laurea Jul 18, 2017 Jul 18, 2017
Sessione autunnale Appelli di laurea Nov 22, 2017 Nov 22, 2017
Sessione invernale Appelli di laurea Mar 20, 2018 Mar 20, 2018
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2016 Nov 1, 2016
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2016 Dec 8, 2016
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2016 Jan 8, 2017
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 14, 2017 Apr 18, 2017
Anniversario della Liberazione Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2017 Jun 2, 2017
Vacanze estive Aug 8, 2017 Aug 20, 2017

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Science and Engineering Teaching and Student Services Unit.
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Academic staff


Bicego Manuele

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Buffelli Mario Rosario

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Capaldi Stefano

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Cicalese Ferdinando

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Combi Carlo

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Delledonne Massimo

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D'Onofrio Mariapina

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Farinelli Alessandro

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Fiorini Paolo

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Franco Giuditta

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Giachetti Andrea

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Giorgetti Alejandro

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Giugno Rosalba

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Gregorio Enrico

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Lovato Pietro

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Manca Vincenzo

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Masini Andrea

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Menegaz Gloria

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Muradore Riccardo

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Oliboni Barbara

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Piccinelli Fabio

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Posenato Roberto

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Quaglia Davide

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Trabetti Elisabetta

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Ugolini Simone

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Valenti Maria Teresa

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Villa Tiziano

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Zanatta Marco

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

CHIM/03 ,CHIM/06
English language competence-complete b1 level
activated in the A.Y. 2017/2018
activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019
One course to be chosen among the following
Other activitites
Prova finale

1° Year

CHIM/03 ,CHIM/06
English language competence-complete b1 level

2° Year  activated in the A.Y. 2017/2018


3° Year  activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019

One course to be chosen among the following
Other activitites
Prova finale

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Teaching code






Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



II sem. dal Mar 1, 2017 al Jun 9, 2017.

To show the organization of the course that includes this module, follow this link:  Course organization

Learning outcomes

The course presents the conceptual bases to provide the student with the basics of organic chemistry. Knowledge of organic compounds and their reactivity is the basis for dealing with advanced topics for the comprehension of biological and biomolecular phenomena. At the end of the course, the student will have to demonstrate the ability to deal with the structures and the chemical properties and typical reactions of the organic molecules and must be able to apply such knowledge to describe the reaction mechanisms. The basic concepts learned during the course will provide students with the tools of molecular interpretation of the organization of biological systems.


- Bond angles and carbon hybridisations, polarity of the molecules in relation to the electronegativity of the atoms of the molecule, the concept of resonance and different ways of representing the bonds, representation of the electron displacement in a reaction.
- Acids and bases in organic chemistry: definitions according to Bronsted / Lowry and Lewis, how to predict the strength of an acid and the equilibrium position in an acid-base reaction, the relationship between molecular structure and acidity (resonance and relocation of the charge, inductive effect and electronegativity).
- Saturated hydrocarbons: alkanes and cycloalkanes, nomenclature and structure, mention of combustion reaction and radical substitution, constitutional isomerism of alkanes, cis-trans isomers of cycloalcans, chair and boat conformations, equatorial and axial substitutions.
- Unsaturated hydrocarbons: alkenes and alkynes, nomenclature, structure, characteristic reactions of alkenes: addition reactions and Markovnikov’s rule, regioselectivity, hydro-halogenation, hydration, halogenation, hydrogenation.
- Chirality of the molecules: stereoisomers, enantiomers, diasteroisomers, optical activity and R / S configuration of a stereocentre, meso compounds and racemic mixtures, polarimeter and polarized light.
- Alogenoalcans: nomenclature, structure, nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions. Mechanisms SN1, SN2, E1, E2, stability of exiting groups, relative efficacy of nucleophiles, stability of carbocations, solvent effect, differences between intermediate and transition states, competition between nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions, energy diagrams of a reaction.
- Alcohols, phenols, ethers and thiols: structure, nomenclature and chemical properties, oxidation and dehydration reactions, secondary and tertiary primary alcohols, acidity comparisons.
- Benzene and aromatic compounds: resonance and Huckel's rule, nomenclature and structure, aromatic molecules of biological interest. General overview of reactions (aromatic electrophilic substitution)
- Aldehydes, ketones: nomenclature and structure, physical properties, reactivity, reduction and oxidation of aldehydes and ketones, nucleophilic addition, reaction with Grignard reagents, formation of emiacetals and acetals, formation of an immine from an aldehyde or ketone, keto–enol tautomerism, alpha-substitution reactions, acidity, condensation reactions.
- Amine: nomenclature, basicity.
- Carboxylic acids and derivatives: nomenclature, structure, properties and acidity, acyl nucleophilic substitution, Carboxylic acids derivatives reactivity, amide bond properties, thioester and acyl phosphate.
- Carbohydrates: classification and configuration, mutarotation, reducing sugars, Fischer and Haworth projections, disaccharides and polysaccharides of biological interest.
- Lipids: Classification and structure of fatty acids, phospholipids, prostaglandins, terpenoids and steroids.
- Amino acids: structure, basic-acidity properties, isoelectric point determination, overview on the protein structural characteristics, polypeptide bond, secondary structure.
- Nucleic Acids: DNA RNA, nucleosides and nucleotides, overview on DNA transcription and translation.
- Software for bi and three-dimensional visualization of the structures of organic molecules, molecular representation systems.
- Codes for molecules representation used in databases.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
McMurry Chimica organica PICCIN  
Bruice Elementi di chimica organica (Edizione 2) EdiSES 2017 9788879599276
L. G. Wade Jr. Fondamenti di Chimica Organica PICCIN 2014 978-88-299-2300-7
J. G. Smith Fondamenti di chimica organica, 3/e (Edizione 3) McGraw Hill 2018
Brown Poon Introduzione alla chimica organica (Edizione 5) EdiSES 2014 9788879598255

Examination Methods

Written exam: 6 exercises, available time 1 and a half hours.
The obtained grade will be averaged with the one obtained in the module of "General Chemistry Elements"
The exam consists of a written verification of the level of knowledge acquired on organic chemistry. The student should be able to correctly represent the molecules using the conventions in use, recognize isomers, identify reactive groups, and describe in detail the reaction mechanisms. It is moreover verified the knowledge of molecule codes used in databases.
The test consists of a written exam divided into six open-ended exercises (time available 90 minutes). The final grade is given by the sum of the scores obtained in the individual exercises. If the outcome of the written exam is ≥ 16/30 it is possible to scheduled the oral exam.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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As stated in the Teaching Regulations for the A.Y. 2022/2023, attendance at the course of study is not mandatory.
Please refer to the Crisis Unit's latest updates for the mode of teaching.

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