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CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II

The second semester of a comprehensive course in organic chemistry. This course introduces organic functional groups that include carbonyl, amine, and aromatic systems and related reaction mechanisms, radical reactions, multi-step synthetic routes, polymers, and the chemical structures common in many biomolecules. Instrumentals methods (e.g. NMR, IR, MS, UV) are discussed in greater detail. Intended for chemistry majors and minors, biochemistry majors, and biology majors.


Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.
Note: Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 332L except by instructor permission.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective December 15, 2012 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Be prepared for success in upper division courses and graduate and/or professional study that requires knowledge of organic chemistry.
  • Expand and apply chemistry knowledge gained in first semester organic chemistry course to include functional groups that include oxygen, nitrogen, and aromatic systems.
  • Recognize and identify chemical structures common in many biomolecules.
  • Understand and apply knowledge of reaction mechanisms, multi-step synthetic routes, and polymers.
  • Understand, use and interpret in detail the results from instrumentals methods that are common in organic chemistry (e.g. NMR, IR, MS, UV).
  • Use molecular modeling software to assist in visualizing structures and reaction mechanisms, and in the interpretation of various spectra.
  • Use this knowledge in problem-solving in chemistry.

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 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Organic Chemistry II Dimick Gray, Sarah M Books for CHEM-332-01 Spring 2024 Course details for CHEM-332-01 Spring 2024

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Organic Chemistry II Dimick Gray, Sarah M Books for CHEM-332-01 Fall 2024 Course details for CHEM-332-01 Fall 2024