Organic Chemistry Competition

The Ahfad University for Women (AUW) in coordination with the Regional External Program (REP) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are organizing the Organic Chemistry Competition in Sudan at AUW (OC2-AUW) on Sunday, Oct 8, 2017.
OC2-AUW is open to ALL undergraduate students (two students per team), who completed basic Organic Chemistry course(s).

There will be two rounds during the competition:
Round One: all teams will answer 10 multiple-choice questions using clickers. Each correct question is worth 10 points. Teams answering at least 5/10 questions correctly will participate in the second round.
Round Two: qualified teams from Round 1 will answer 8 multiple-choice questions using programmed clickers. Each correct question is worth 10 points and the top five fastest teams with the correct answer will get additional bonus points. Points from Round 1 are carried to Round 2. Teams with the largest number of points at the end of Round 2 will win the competition. In case of a tie, a Sudden-Death round will decide the winner.

The monetary cash awards are: 5,000 SDG, 3,000 SDG, and 2,000 SDG for the first, second, and third prizes, respectively.

Teams of two students may register online at The registration for the competition is FREE and the deadline for registration is on Sep 7, 2017.

Students need to attend a Demo session on Saturday, Oct 7, 2017. Students who miss the Demo Session will not be allowed to take part in the competition.
We look forward to the participation of your students in this unique, fun, educational event.

Here are the topics that will be covered during OC2-AUW and OC3-AUW competitions:

1. Nomenclature of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alcohols, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and esters

2. Hybridization

3. Acidity and basicity

4. Resonance structures

5. Conformations of alkanes and cycloalkanes

6. Stereochemistry

7. Substitution and elimination reactions (SN1, SN2, E1, E2)

8. Reactions of alkenes and alkynes

9. Radical reactions

10. Aromaticity

11. Electrophilic aromatic substitution

12. Reactions of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid derivatives

13. Reactions of epoxides

14. Reaction of Grignard reagents with aldehydes, ketones, epoxides, and esters

15. Reduction of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid derivatives

16. Decarboxylation

17. Oxidation of alcohols and alkylaromatic compounds

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