CHM1321/1721: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions

CHM1321/1721: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Reactions

Review Session Details
  • Identifying aromaticity of compound (i.e.,¬†aromatic, anti-aromatic and non-aromatic), huckles rules, ion stability
  • General mechanism for electrophilic aromatic substitution (EAS) reactions including ¬†sigma-complex resonance
  • Making super electrophiles: nitration, sulfonation, Friedel-Craft alkylation/acylation, halogenation
  • Directing groups: electron withdrawing and donating groups (EDGs or EWGs)
  • Activating groups: speed of reaction and reactivity of aromatic as nucleophiles
  • Retroynthesis of EAS reactions,breaking down product to obtain starting material
  • All students attending Review Session will receive "Midterm and Final Exam Package" containing past uOttawa Professor midterms and some finals!