CHEM 1021: Organic Chemistry II Lecture CHEM 1021L: Organic Chemistry II Lab

CHEM 1021: Organic Chemistry II Lecture Course Overview

CHEM 1021, Organic Chemistry II, is a three-credit, lecture only, online organic chemistry course. This course is designed to give the student, interested in the health professions, an introduction to the second semester of organic chemistry. Students will be introduced to a wide range of organic chemistry reactions. Students will learn to predict reaction outcomes and build an understanding of how molecules are synthesized. These are topics that needed for entrance exams in the health professions. This course is also focused on the mechanisms of many reactions of organic chemistry. Students will begin to predict the outcomes of competing reactions and develop short syntheses. Students will need a basic understanding of organic structure and carbonyl reactions.

*This course is considered an upper-level undergraduate course (300 level or above)



CHEM 1021L: Organic Chemistry II Lab Course Overview

CHEM 1021L is a one-credit, lab only, online organic chemistry course. This lab course is designed at a level to provide an introductory-level college organic chemistry course for health science majors. An emphasis is placed on understanding the concept of the labs and the scientific method since today’s healthcare professionals are expected to have a general understanding of how science and the scientific method contribute to their profession. The UNE online organic chemistry faculty member provides an introduction to each laboratory, relating the lab content to the corresponding course lecture and emphasizing the relevance to the Health Sciences. The labs are thus for pre-medical, dental, PA, DPT, pharmacy, dietetics, and graduate nutrition students. Topics include organic synthesis and analysis techniques. This course will introduce the student to important laboratory techniques covered on most professional entrance exams.

*This course is considered an upper-level undergraduate course (300 level or above)

*We offer the opportunity for you to take just the lecture, just the lab, or both together.

Organic Chemistry II Lecture Course Outcomes

  • Rationalize the outcomes for reactions that precede via enolate intermediates generated from carbonyl-containing compounds.

  • Explore the reactivity of different chemical reagents with α,β-unsaturated ketones.

  • Predict the reactivity of alkyl halides (substitution and elimination).

  • Explain the applications of nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions (oxidations, alpha alkylations).

  • Describe the electrophilic addition reactions of alkenes and alkynes.

  • Predict the properties and reactivity of conjugated, aromatic, anti-aromatic, or non-aromatic molecules.

  • Explore the reactions of aromatic compounds and understand what governs regioselectivity depending on the substitution pattern of the aromatic compound. 

  • Predict products for simple pericyclic reactions.

  • Explain the mechanisms of radical reactions.

  • Develop short syntheses of target molecules.


Organic Chemistry II Lab Course Outcomes

  • Ask a question or define a problem that can be tested.

  • Hypothesize possible result(s).

  • Plan and/or conduct an investigation individually and/or collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence.

  • Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (i.e. computational, mathematical, graphical, etc.) in order to make valid and reliable scientific claims or determine an optimal design solution.

  • Communicate the results by constructing an explanation based on multiple pieces of valid and reliable evidence obtained from a variety of sources (including students’ own investigations, models, theories, simulations, peer review) and the assumption that theories and laws that describe the natural world operate today as they did in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

  • Apply scientific ideas, principles, and/or evidence gained from various experiments, as well as other observations and/or research, to provide an explanation of phenomena and solve design problems, taking into account possible unanticipated effects.

Organic Chemistry II Lecture or Lab Course Prerequisites

  • One semester of college-level organic chemistry (CHEM 1020/CHEM 1020L)

    * Please note these prerequisites are highly suggested and support course preparedness and success. We recommend having completed the listed prerequisites before enrolling and within the past seven years.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.


How do labs work?

For CHEM 1021L you will complete prelab quizzes and laboratory reports each week. There will also be one practical exam. All lab coursework is done virtually/online.


Tuition & Fees

CHEM 1021: Lecture Only


  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1,320
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,350*

CHEM 1021L: Lab Only


  • Credits: 1
  • Tuition: $440
  • Registration: $0
  • Total: $440*

CHEM 1021 & CHEM 1021L:
Lecture and Lab


  • Credits: 4
  • Tuition: $1,760
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,790*

*Total payment is due in full at the time of registration. The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbooks:
    • All course textbooks are available for free online. The three main texts are listed below:
      • Schaller, C. (n.d.). Structure & Reactivity in Organic, Biological and Inorganic Chemistry. 
      • Lumen Learning (n.d.). Organic Chemistry I.
      • Lumen Learning. (n.d.). Organic Chemistry II.
  • Materials
    • All lab materials are purchased or accessed through your course. A subscription to Labflow will be required for assignments. A join code/access link is available upon enrollment in the course.
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Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

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You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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