Dear Participants in the 2012 Organic Competition,
The registration for the 2012 Organic Competition is closed. 62 teams (2 participants per team) registered for the competition. The contestants come from seven universities across Lebanon (American University of Beirut, Lebanese American University, Lebanese University, University De Saint Joseph, Beirut Arab University, Balamand University, Lebanese International University), and 4 universities from across the MENA region (Bilkent University (Turkey), Sultan Qaboos University (Saltanat Oman), American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), and Razi University (Iran)).
The competition will be formed of 18 multiple-choice questions with 4-6 possible choices. The questions will cover the following material:
Acidity and Basicity
Alkanes & Cycloalkanes
Conformations of Alkanes & Cycloalkanes
Alcohols & Alkyl Halides. Nucleophilic Substitution
Structure & Preparation of Alkenes: Elimination Reactions
Reactions of Alkenes: Addition reactions
Alkynes and their reactions
Conjugation in Alkadienes & Allylic Systems
Arenes and Aromaticity
Reactions of Arenes: Electrophilic & Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitutions
Alcohols, diols, and thiols
Ethers, Epoxides, and sulfides
Aldehydes and ketones
Carboxylic acid and derivatives
Enols and enolates
Students will be competing using “clickers”. You may watch the video of last year’s competition on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9iJf0EhD5I
The competition will take place at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012. Please note that we will have a Demo session for the competition on Monday, Feb 6 at 2:00 PM. The attendance of the Demo session is MANDADORY. If you skip the Demo session, you will NOT be allowed to participate in the competition.
Teams traveling from outside Lebanon should arrange to arrive to Beirut by Monday, Feb 6, 2012 in the morning while they can schedule their return flight as of Feb 8th. Kindly, send me the flight information of the traveling people and we will arrange for your pick up from the airport. Should students from outside Lebanon need support letters to obtain visas to visit Lebanon, let me know.
You may follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/OrganicCompetition
Looking forward to meeting you all on Feb 6th and 7th!
B. R. Kaafarani