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CHEM 112 General Chemistry II

The second semester of the comprehensive algebra-based first year course in chemistry. Covers acid/base theory, chemical equilibria, nuclear and electrochemistry, redox reactions, terminology, functional groups, reactivity of organic compounds and an introduction to biochemistry. Includes lab. Intended for students pursuing the biology or life sciences teaching major and/or chemistry minor.


Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 16, 2017 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Understand, use and apply theories and principles behind important chemical reactions in biochemistry and physiology, such as acid/base reactions, chemical equilibria, redox reactions, etc.
  • Understand and use the terminology, functional groups, and reactivity of organic compounds.
  • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills and competency with arithmetic, algebra, and statistics at a level appropriate for intermediate level science majors.
  • Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of general chemistry at the level necessary for success in intermediate and upper division course for science majors.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 3: Natural Sciences

  • Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
  • Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students' laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty.
  • Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
  • Evaluate societal issues from a natural science perspective, ask questions about the evidence presented, and make informed judgments about science-related topics and policies.

Spring 2023

Section Title Instructor
01 General Chemistry II Margraf, David James Books Course details
02 General Chemistry II Strande, Jennifer Books Course details

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor
01 General Chemistry II Smith, Kiah Anton Books Course details