Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Organic Chemistry for Environmental Engineering CEV220 4 3 + 0 6

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assoc.Prof. AYTEN GENÇ
Instructors Assoc.Prof. AYTEN GENÇ
Goals Students have general knowledge about organic compounds and their chemical structures and can identify some properties of pollutants from their chemical formulas.
Contents Covalent and ionic bonds in organic compounds, saturated and unstaurated hydrocarbons, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and aromatic hydrocarbons and using them as fuel; properties of alcohols, phenols and ethers and their reactions; reactions of aldehydes and ketons and production of acetone; chain reactions of organic halogens and formations of pesticides; polymers and chain reactions, production of PVC;oils, fats and detergents and surface active materials and their reactions; carbohydrates, aminoacids and proteins.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students can identify alkanes, alkenes and alkynes.
2 Students can classify alcohols, phenols, aldehites and ketones.
3 Students can classify compounds that contain carbocxyl and amine groups.
4 Students can compare chemical structures of carbohydrates and proteins.
5 Students will have general knowledge about chemical structures of polymers, detergents and pesticides and their production methods.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecture, report writing, presentation
Assessment Methods Midterm exam (9 week), Homework, Report, Final Exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Definition of organic compounds and classifications Students read pages 1-10 from the textbook
2 Structures of alkanes and their properties Students will read pages 136 - 164 from the textbook
3 Alkenes and alkynes Students will read pages 334 - 381 from the textbook
4 Methane, petroleum, benzene an octane number Prepare a maximum of 4 pages report
5 Aromatics Students will read pages 817 - 838 from the textbook
6 Alcohols and phenols Students will read pages 564 - 594 from the textbook
7 Biological importance of alcohols and phenols Students will read pages 564 - 594 from the textbook
8 Aldehydes and ketones Students will read pages 915 - 939 from the textbook
9 Carboxylic acids and their derivatives Students will read pages 979 - 1019 from the textbook
10 Amines Students will read pages 1089 - 1126 from the textbook
11 Synthetic polymers Students will read pages 1268 - 1286 from the textbook
12 Lipids and detergents Students will read pages 1230 - 1257 from the textbook
13 Carbohydrates Students will read pages 1139 - 1169 from the textbook
14 Amino acids, peptides and proteins Students will read pages 1182 - 1203 from the textbook

Textbook Klein, D.R., "Organic Chemistry", John Wiley and Sons, 2012.
Additional Resources Burrows A., Parsons A., Price G., Pilling G., Holman J., 2009, Introducing Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, Oxford press.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 80
Projects 1 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 10
In-Term Total 3 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 50
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 50
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice. x
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources.
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
11 Communicates using technical drawing.
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications.
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 12 5 60
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 25 25
Projects 1 40 40
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load (h) 171
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.7
ECTS Credit of the Course 6