Spring 2023 - CHEM 284 D100

Organic Chemistry IIb (1)

Class Number: 2320

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 7, 2023
    6:30 PM – 7:50 PM
    Location: TBA

    Mar 16, 2023
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Location: TBA

    Apr 24, 2023
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 3005, 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: In-person at Burnaby campus
Tutorial: In-person at Burnaby campus


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


  • Final Examination 100%


Please note, students in CHEM 284 will be writing the final examination 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 the first and second in-term examinations being incorrectly displayed on the CHEM 284 course outline.



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.


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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