Fall 2024

Organic Chemistry II

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-231


David E. Hansen (Sections 01, 01F and 02F)
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.

Requisite: CHEM 221. Fall and Spring Semesters: Professor Hansen, The Department.

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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.

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Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2025