CHM 1321/1721 – all prerecorded review sessions

CHM 1321/1721
Midterm & Final Exam Review Sessions
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Pre-Recorded Review Sessions

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Cumulative Exam
Problem Solving

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  • Tutor will mainly focus on solving problems from problem sets, midterms and final exams.
  • Tips and tricks will be shown to get to the major products with and without a mechanism.
  • Acid-Base, pKa, equilibrium and resonance problems
  • π-bond electrophiles problems
  • Gringard reactions, NaBH4/LiAlH4 reductions, cyanohydride, imine formation, hemi-acetal/hemi-ketal and acetal/ketal formations.
  • All students attending Review Session will receive "Midterm and Final Exam Package" containing past uOttawa Professor midterms and some finals!

CHM1321/1721: Cumulative Exam Problem Solving

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April 08, 2023 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM (All Profs), Buy Recording of Session

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π-Bond
Electrophiles Reactions

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  • Will cover all mechanisms (and understanding) for pi-bond electrophile reactions through problem solving.
  • Understanding how to use Grignard reagents as nucleophiles
  • Understanding how to use Boron/Aluminum hydrate reagents as nucleophiles
  • Reduction of carbonyls using Boron/Aluminum hydrate reagents
  • Alkylation of carbonyls using Grignard reagents
  • ALL complex mechanism will be simplified into groups and necessary theory will be discussed.
  • All students attending Review Session will receive "Midterm 2 Package" containing past uOttawa Professor midterms!

CHM1321/1721: π-bonds Electrophile Reactions

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Zoom Session: March 03, 2024 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Buy Recording of Session

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π-Bond
Nucleophile Reactions

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  • Assessment of carbocation stability
  • Learning when/how to conduct 1,2 rearrangement reaction with carbocations
  • Alkene/alkyne addition reactions in the presence of strong acid (i.e. ALL Markovnikov reactions)
  • Hydroboration reaction (with thorough explanation of mechanism, stereochemistry and regioselectivity)
  • Formation of epoxides using alkene (with thorough explanation of mechanism, stereochemistry and regioselectivity)
  • Halogenation reaction using alkene/alkynes (with thorough explanation of mechanism, stereochemistry and regioselectivity)
  • ALL complex mechanism will be simplified into groups and necessary theory will be discussed.
  • All students attending Review Session will receive "Midterm and Final Exam Package" containing past uOttawa Professor midterms and some finals!

CHM1321/1721: π-bonds as Nucleophiles

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Electrophilic Aromatic
Substitution Reactions

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  • 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!

CHM1321/1721: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

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Hybridization,
Resonance and
Molecular Orbitals (LCAO)

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  • All students attending Review Session will receive "Midterm 1 Package" containing past uOttawa Professor midterms! 
  • Understand formal charges, periodic table trends, dipoles and molecular bonds (sigma and pi bonds)
  • Molecular interaction (i.e. hydrogen bonding, Van der Waals forces) to determine boiling and melting points
  • Get a better understanding of atomic and molecular orbitals (this includes drawing bonding, non-bonding and antibonding orbitals)
  • Understand how to identify atom's hybridizations (sp, sp2, sp3 and s)
  • Learn to draw resonance forms in steps
  • Learn to draw chemical formulas using atomic orbitals (i.e. LCAO)

CHM1321/1721: Hybridization, Molecular Orbitals and drawing LCAOs

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Newman Projections,
Chairs and
Stereochemistry

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  • All students attending Review Session will receive "Midterm 1 Package" containing past uOttawa Professor midterms! 
  • Convert condensed chemical formulas into line structure
  • Learn how to Newman Projections in steps
  • Learn to draw and convert between chair conformations in steps
  • Understand more favourable chair conformations via ring strain
  • Learn to switch between line structure and Newman projections
  • Apply Newman projection structure to energy diagrams
  • Stereochemistry of sp3 (R/S) and alkene (E/Z) structures
  • Distinguish between enantiomers, diastereomers and meso compounds
  • Learn how to calculate optical activity and enantiomeric excess

CHM1321/1721: Newman Projections, Chairs and Stereochemistry

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Resonance,
Lone Pair Strength and
Acid-Base Chemistry

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  • Will cover all topics below and learn through problem solving
  • Learn to draw resonance forms (and be able to identify major and minor structures)
  • Learn to assess/draw electron pushing arrows for acid/base reactions
  • Assessing a lone pair's strength
  • Understand how lone pairs are affected by resonance, electronegativity, atom size, inductive effect and s-character
  • Assessing acidity of various hydrogen atoms
  • Understand how to use pKa to assess acidity
  • Determine the favoured equilibrium direction for acid/base reactions
  • Drawing mechanism arrows for acid/base reactions
  • Draw most dominant charge using pKa and pH
  • All students attending Review Session will receive "Midterm 2 Package" containing past uOttawa Professor midterms!

CHM1321/1721: Resonance, Lone Pair Strength and Acid-Base Chemistry 

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Zoom Session: March 02, 2024 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Buy Recording of Session

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Session Instructor
ABDULLAH AKBAR, PhD
Abdullah is a top-rated tutor with 10+ years of teaching experience.
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­As a recent PhD graduate from the University of Ottawa, he has worked along with many of the CHM 1321/1721 Professors. His lesson plans will always begin with must-know fundamental concepts and end with examples from previous midterms and final exam questions.

Recommended by 200+ uOttawa students. Join one of his review sessions and decide for yourself!