Introductory Organic Chemistry II

By Prof. Harinath Chakrapani, Prof. Neeraja Dashaputre   |   IISER Pune
Learners enrolled: 3354
This course focuses on organic chemistry, the chemistry of carbon and carbon compounds. Stemming from the Introductory Organic Chemistry I, this course builds important concepts in chemistry of organic compounds and their reactions. This course will cover important functional groups such as carboxylic acid and derivatives, carbonyl compounds, enols and enolates etc. Other important topics include rearrangement reactions, conjugate additions and stereochemistry of addition reactions. In short, welcome to a course explaining the molecular basis of chemistry around you.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  :  Second and third year B.Sc. students; first year M.Sc. students
PREREQUISITES  :  Introductory Organic Chemistry I is a prerequisite. This course has content for several competitive exams as well.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Chemistry
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 22 Aug 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 22 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week-1: Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers and Epoxides, Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives
Week-2: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
Week-3: Stereochemistry and Addition to double bonds
Week-4: Carbonyl Chemistry and Addition to Carbonyl groups
Week-5: Enols and Enolates: Aldol and related reactions
Week-6: Enols and Enolates: Aldol and related reactions
Week-7: Conjugate Additions, Acylation of Enol/enolates
Week-8: Rearrangements

Books and references

  1. J. Clayden, N. Greeves, S. Warren, Organic Chemistry, 2nd edition, Oxford Unviersity Press, New Delhi, 2012.
  2. R. T. Morrison, R. N. Boyd, Organic Chemistry, 6th edition, Prentice-Hall, New Delhi,1992. 
  3. P. Y. Bruice, K. J. R. Prasad, Essential Organic Chemistry, 1st edition, Pearson Education, New Delhi, 2008.

Instructor bio

Prof. Harinath Chakrapani

Prof. Harinath Chakrapani completed his undergraduate and post-graduate studies in Chemistry from Loyola College and Indian Institute of Technology Madras, respectively. He moved to Duke University, USA to pursue his doctoral studies and after post-doctoral research stints at Wake Forest University and the National Cancer Institute, USA, he joined IISER Pune in July 2009 and is currently Associate Professor. His research interests are in organic chemistry and chemical biology. His laboratory works on developing new tools to study effects of oxidative stress responses in cells and antibiotic resistance. He has over eight years of teaching experience at IISER Pune.

Prof. Neeraja Dashaputre

Prof. Neeraja Dashaputre completed her undergraduate studies in chemical technology from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. After which, she obtained a doctoral degree in organic chemistry at University of Maryland, USA. She worked as a faculty at Claremont University post her doctoral studies. She joined IISER Pune in July 2016 and is currently Assistant Professor. Her research interests are in pedagogy development for teaching chemistry. She has over five years of teaching experience in India, and USA.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 30 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IISER Pune. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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