American University of Beirut

Competition Guidelines

​There will be two rounds during the competition:
  • First Round: All teams will answer 10 multiple-choice questions using clickers. Each correct question worth 10 points. Teams answering at least 5 out of 10 questions correctly will participate in the Second rRund.
  • Second Round: 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 will win the competition. In case of a tie, a sudden-death round will decide the winner.
The registration for the competition is FREE.
The monetary cash awards are: $1,500 for the first prize, $1,000 for the second prize, $500 for the third prize, and $300 for the fourth prize.​

The questions in OC4 cover the following topics:
  • Acidity & basicity
  • Alkanes & cycloalkanes
  • Conformations of alkanes & cycloalkanes
  • Stereochemistry
  • Alcohols & alkyl halides: nucleophilic substitution reactions
  • Structure & preparation of alkenes: elimination reactions
  • Reactions of alkenes
  • Alkynes and their reactions
  • Conjugation in alkadienes & allylic systems
  • Arenes and aromaticity
  • Electrophilic & nucleophilic aromatic substitutions
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organometallic compounds
  • Alcohols, diols, and thiols
  • Ethers, epoxides, and sulfides
  • Aldehydes and ketones
  • Carboxylic acids and their derivatives
  • Enols and enolates
  • Amines
  • Phenols

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