Spring 2021 - CHEM 283 D100

Organic Chemistry IIb (3)

Class Number: 1081

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 22, 2021
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-.



An advanced treatment of Organic Chemistry II. Topics include dienes and their reactivity, conjugation and aromaticity, aromatic substitution reactions, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, ketones and aldehydes, biological molecules, radical reactions, organometallic reagents, pericyclic reactions and planning multi-step synthesis. Students with credit for CHEM 282 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.


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 13 weeks, there are no tutorials in Week 1)
Lecture: Asynchronous
Tutorial: Synchronous


  • Dienes and Diels-Alder Reactions
  • Conjugation and Aromaticity
  • Aromatic Substitution Reactions
  • Carboxylic Acids
  • Acyl Compounds
  • Carbonyl Compounds
  • Biological Molecules
  • Radical Chemistry
  • Pericyclic Reactions
  • Organometallics
  • Target-Oriented Synthesis


  • Term Examination 1 30%
  • Term Examination 2 30%
  • Term Examination 3 40%


Exam Dates:

Term Examination 1: REMOTE, T, Feb. 23, 2021, 07:30 - 09:00 p.m., Week 6 (30%)
Term Examination 2: REMOTE, T, Mar. 23, 2021, 07:30 - 10:00 p.m., Week 10 (30%)
Term Examination 3: REMOTE, TBA, TBA, TBA, Exam Weeks (40%)

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 courses.


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 spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges 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. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).