Summer 2024 - CHEM 283 D100

Organic Chemistry IIb (3)

Class Number: 1806

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Jun 17, 2024: Mon, Wed, 9:30–11:20 a.m.

    May 6 – Jun 17, 2024: Fri, 9:30–11:20 a.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:

This course is run at an accelerated Intersession format with 6 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. 

Further topics that will be covered are organometallics, radical chemistry, pericyclic reactions, and synthesis planning.


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


Exam options and dates will be discussed and finalized at the beginning of semester.



McMurry, John, Organic Chemistry, OpenStax, 2024, 10th edition.


Joel Karty, Norton. Organic Chemistry: Principles and Mechanisms. 2nd edition, 2018. Publisher: Norton & Company, Incorporated, W.W.

Paula Bruice. Organic Chemistry. 8th edition, 2016. Publisher: Pearson Education

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

Registrar Notes:


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