CHM 1321/1721

CHM 1321/1721
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Electrophilic Aromatic
Substitution

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  • Aromaticity: aromatic/anti-aromatic/non-aromatic, huckles rules, ion stability
  • Aromatics as nucleophiles: general mechanism, resonance within sigma-complex
  • Making super electrophiles: nitration, sulfonation, Friedel-Craft alkylation/acylation, halogenation
  • Directing groups: electron withdrawing and donating groups
  • Activating groups: speed of reaction and reactivity of aromatic as nucleophiles
  • Retrosynthesis: breaking down product to obtain starting material

CHM1321/1721: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

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Midterm 1 and 2
Problem Solving

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  • The following review session will be exclusive to helping students tackle problems from past exams, midterms, quizzes and problem sets. Your tutor will provide questions and solve from the following organic chemistry topics:
  • Fundamental theories including resonance, hybridization, acid-base chemistry, stereochemistry, chairs and Newman projections.
  • Alkene and Alkyne Reactions including carbocation stability, 1,2-rearrangements, Markovnikov and Anti-Markovnikov product, Borohydration, halogenation, stereo- and regis-selectivity.
  • Carbonyl Reactions including assessing electrophilicity, Grignard reagents, NaBH4/LiAlH4, cyanohydrides, hemi-acetals/acetals, imines, cyanohydrides and protecting groups.

CHM1321/1721-Midterm 1 and 2 Problem Solving

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April 20, 2021 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Hybridization, MO Theory
and LCAO

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  • 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, Chairs
and Stereochemistry

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  • 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 Reactions
and Resonance

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  • 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

Electrophiles

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  • 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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π-bonds as
Nucleophiles

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

CHM1321/1721: π-bonds as Nucleophiles

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Session Instructor
ABDULLAH AKBAR, PhD
Abdullah is a top-rated tutor with 7+ 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.

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