Summer 2023 - CHEM 282 D100

Organic Chemistry II (2)

Class Number: 2522

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    WMC 3520, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-.



Polyfunctional organic compounds and complex organic reactions. Introduction to natural products. Students with credit for CHEM 283 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:
This course is run at an accelerated Intersession format with 4 lecture hours and 2 tutorial hours per week between May 8th and June 19th.
Lectures: in-person at the Burnaby campus.
Tutorials: in-person at the Burnaby campus.

As this course is running in intersession format, the focus will be on understanding reactivity, resonance, conjugation, and electron movements that determine speed and outcome of reactions. We will then apply these concepts to reactions of dienes and aromatic compounds. Chemistry of the carbonyl group, acyl group, and aldol condensation will also be covered.



  • Attendance and participation 10%
  • Team Project 20%
  • First In-Term Examination 30%
  • Second In-Term Examination 40%


Two 2hr in-term exams during normal lecture times.
Date and locations TBD at start of semester for in-term exam one.
Monday, June 19th, 9:30-11:20 AM for in-term exam two. 

No final exam. 



Online open-source textbooks:
Organic Chemistry (LibreTexts)
Book: Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry (Roberts and Caserio)
Book: Virtual Textbook of OChem (Reusch) UNDER CONSTRUCTION 
Hardcopy: any recent edition of an introductory organic chemistry textbook. 




  1. Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns, W. Ogilvie, N. Ackroyd, et. al, Nelson (either edition)
  2. Organic Chemistry: Principles and Mechanisms, Joel Karty, Norton, (2nd or third edition)
  3. Organic Chemistry, Paula Bruice, Pearson (any newer edition)

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

Registrar Notes:


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