Fall 2021 - CHEM 284 D100

Organic Chemistry IIb (1)

Class Number: 2455

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:


  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 14, 2021
    6:30 PM – 7:50 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

    Nov 16, 2021
    6:30 PM – 8:50 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Dec 17, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    WMC 2532, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 282 with a minimum of C+, or permission of the Department.



Intended for students planning to take upper division organic chemistry courses. Advanced treatment of topics beyond those covered in CHEM 281 and CHEM 282, including radical reactions, organometallic reagents and metal-based catalysis, pericyclic reactions and planning multi-step syntheses. Students with credit for CHEM 283 may not take this course for further credit.


Please note, this course outline was accurate at the time of publication but is subject to change.

Mode of Instruction:
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week (for 4 weeks, starting in Week 10)
Lecture: Remote (Asynchronous)
Tutorial: In-Person or Remote (Synchronous)


  • Radical Chemistry
  • Pericyclic Reactions
  • Organometallics
  • Target-Oriented Synthesis


  • Term Examination 3* 100%


*Please note, students in CHEM 284 will be writing Term Examination 3 only, with the exam date and time to be announced later in the term. The lecture sections for CHEM 282, CHEM 283, and CHEM 284 are combined, resulting in the date and location of Term Examination 1 and 2 being incorrectly displayed on the CHEM 284 course outline.

Exam Date:

Term Examination 3: In Class and Remote, Final Examination Period, TBA (to be announced)

Online Exam Invigilation:
 Students completing exams remotely must comply with the online invigilation procedures implemented by the course instructor.



Technology Requirements: Students are required to have a desktop or laptop computer, high-speed internet access, and a webcam and microphone (built-in or external) to participate in online course components.


Any recent edition of an introductory organic chemistry textbook.


There is no specifically assigned textbook for CHEM 282/3/4. However, you should have access to and read any relatively recent edition of a standard undergraduate-level Organic Chemistry text (e.g. Bruice, Brown and Foote, Carey, Jones, Klein, Wade, Vollhardt, McMurry etc.) in order to support your understanding of the course material.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.