CHM1321/1721 (Winter 2019)

CHM1321/1721 Midterm and Final Exam Tutoring Sessions.

Your instructor is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Ottawa specializing in chemistry. With expert guidance you will be able to tackle your problem sets and be ready for your midterms or final exam. Complex mechanisms will be simplified. Difficult concepts will be understood. You will learn how to approach problems through the eyes of an expert and you will become an expert yourself!

Session Instructor
ABDULLAH AKBAR, PHD
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Final Exam

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Midterm 2

Divided into THREE review sessions
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$35

for 3-Hours

Evaluating
Acid/Base Reactions

Tutoring Session Details
  • 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
  • Many examples from midterms/exams administered at uOttawa!

CHM1321/1721: Acid/Base Reactions and Resonance

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π Bonds
as Nucleophiles

Tutoring Session Details
  • 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.
  • Many examples from midterms/exams administered at uOttawa!

CHM1321/1721: π-bonds as Nucleophiles

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π Bonds
as Electrophiles

Tutoring Session Details
  • Assessing the electrophilicity of various carbonyl derivatives
  • 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
  • Carbonyl reactions under acidic conditions (i.e. hemi-acetal/acetal formation, imine formation, hydrates)
  • Acid and base catalysis in carbonyl additions
  • ALL complex mechanism will be simplified into groups and necessary theory will be discussed.
  • Many examples from midterms/exams administered at uOttawa!

CHM1321/1721: π-bonds as Electrophiles

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Midterm 1

Divided into THREE review sessions
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$35

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Atomic/Molecular Orbitals
and
Resonance

Review Session Details
  • Important periodic table trends, dipoles and molecular interaction
  • Relating molecular interaction (i.e. hydrogen bonding, Van der Waals forces) to boiling point
  • Get a better understanding of atomic and molecular orbitals (this includes drawing bonding, non-bonding and antibonding orbitals)
  • Learn to draw chemical formulas using atomic orbitals (i.e. LCAO)
  • Learn to draw resonance forms (and be able to identify major and minor structures)
  • A review on how to approach nomenclature

CHM1321/1721: Hybridization, MO Theory and LCAO

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Newman Projections, Chairs and
Stereochemistry

Review Session Details
  • Convert condensed chemical formulas into line structure
  • Learn to rotate a sigma bond
  • Learn to draw and convert between chair conformations
  • Understand more favourable chair conformations via ring strain
  • Comfortably switch between line structure and Newman projections
  • Apply Newman projection structure to energy diagrams
  • Stereochemistry of sp3 (R/S) and alkene (E/Z) structures
  • Learn how to calculate optical activity and enantiomeric excess

CHM1321/1721: Newman Projections, Chairs and Stereochemistry

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Acid/Base Chemistry
and
Arrow Notation

Tutoring Session Details
  • 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
  • Many examples from midterms/exams administered at uOttawa!

CHM1321/1721: Acid-Base Chemistry and Arrow Pushing

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January 26, 2020 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM