Organic Chemistry III
CHEM 3421

Ghislain Deslongchamps, Department of Chemistry, U.N.B.
Fall 2013

Calendar Description | Instructor | Timetable | Prerequisites | Enrollment | Required Course Materials | Desire2Learn | Examinations | Grading | Course Topics | Learning Outcomes | Plagiarism

Calendar Description:

3 ch (3C) Covers aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid derivatives, enolates, carbanion chemistry and organic synthesis.


Ghislain Deslongchamps
Office: Toole Hall, room 237
Phone: 453-4795
e-mail: ghislain[at]


September 8 - December 5, 2013

Lectures: MWF: 10:30-11:20, Toole Hall, room 303.

Biweekly tutorial: TBA


Prerequisite: CHEM 2422.


65 students (priority will be given to 4th year students)

Required Course Materials:


Textbook: "Organic Chemistry", J. M. Hornback, 2nd Ed.
Thomson - Brooks/Cole, 2006.

Available at UNB Bookstore


Courseware: "Organic Chemistry Flashware", G. Deslongchamps
Thomson - Nelson, 2006.

Available as a Hornback textbook bundle (UNB Bookstore) or via web subscription at


Course material developed for CHEM 3421 available via Desire2Learn at


  Assignments (take-home or D2L) TBA 2 x 10%
  Midterm (in-class), Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 30%
  Final exam (final examinations period, TBA) 50%
  TOTAL 100%





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Course Topics (tentative listing):

Learning outcomes:

Plagiarism (from 2013-2014 Undergraduate Calendar)

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1. quoting verbatim or almost verbatim from any source, including all electronic sources, without acknowledgement;
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