Spring 2022 - CHEM 283 D100

Organic Chemistry IIb (3)

Class Number: 1442

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 10 – Apr 11, 2022: Mon, 10:30–11:20 a.m.

    Jan 10 – Apr 11, 2022: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.

    Jan 10 – Apr 11, 2022: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 15, 2022
    Tue, 6:30–7:50 p.m.
    Location: TBA

    Mar 23, 2022
    Wed, 6:30–8:20 p.m.
    Location: TBA

    Apr 26, 2022
    Tue, 3:30–6:30 p.m.

  • 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: In-person at Burnaby campus
Tutorial: In-person at Burnaby campus


  • 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


  • iClicker 10%
  • First In-Term Examination 20%
  • Second In-Term Examination 30%
  • Final Examination 40%



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 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this 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 spring 2022 term.