This course is offered to the BSc. Education (Chemistry and Mathematics) and BSc. Education (Chemistry and Biology)  first year students


Credits rating: 2 Credits


Time distribution: Lectures: 30 hours,      Tutorials: 15 hours,          Practical: 45 hours


Course InstructorDr. Lema, E.


Teaching Timetable: Chemistry & Biology Stream                Chemistry & Mathematics Stream


Examination Timetable: Chemistry & Biology Stream                Chemistry & Mathematics Stream


Course Content

  1. Main features of carbon compounds
  2. Structure and physical properties of carbon compounds
  3. Reaction involving covalent bonds
  4. Detailed study of the following classes of organic compounds: Alkanes, alkenes alkynes, benzene, organic halides, alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids and their functional derivatives.


Required Readings

  1. Loudon, M. (1995). Organic Chemistry (3rd). California: The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc.
  2. Morrison, R.T. and Boyd, R. N. (1987). Organic Chemistry. (5th). New Delhi: Allyn and Bacon Inc.
  3. Mwakalesi, A. (2010). Fundamentals of organic chemistry practical manual. Department of Physical Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture.

Recommended Readings

  1. Carey, F.A. (2000). Organic chemistry (4th). Toronto: McGraw-Hill Companies.
  2. Hoffman, R.V. (2004). Organic chemistry: An intermediate text (2nd). USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  3. MucMurry, J. (2000). Organic Chemistry (5rd). USA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company,
  4. Pedersen, S.F. and Myers, A.M. (2011). Understanding the principles of organic chemistry. USA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.