Spring 2022

Organic Chemistry II

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-231

Formerly listed as: CHEM-22


David E. Hansen (Section 01)
Alberto M. Lopez (Section 01)
Lauren M. Reutenauer (Section 01)


A continuation of CHEM 221. The second semester of the organic chemistry course first examines the chemistry of aromatic derivatives and then in considerable detail the chemistry of the carbonyl group and some classic methods of organic synthesis. Periodically, examples will be chosen from recent articles in the chemical, biochemical, and biomedical literature. The laboratory experiments illustrate both fundamental synthetic procedures and some elementary mechanistic investigations. Four hours of class and three and a half hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: CHEM 221.

Fall Semester: Visiting Professor Lopez; Spring Semester: Professor Hansen and Visiting Professor Lopez.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Students will continue to learn the fundamentals of organic chemistry and will rely heavily on concepts drawn from the first semester of organic chemistry (Chemistry 221). The instructional time in this course comprises three components: lecture (three times a week for 50 minutes each), discussion section (once a week for 50 minutes), and laboratory (once a week for up to 3 1/2 hours). Regular office hours will be offered throughout each week by all course instructors. Grades will be determined by performance on exams, homework assignments, and laboratory reports. Students with documented disabilities who will require accommodations in this course should be in consultation with Accessibility Services and reach out to the faculty member as soon as possible to ensure that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Organic Chemistry, 2nd Edition Thomson Brooks/Cole Joseph M. Hornback TBD


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022