Organic Chemistry II (CHE 232E/CHE 234LE)

Organic Chemistry II Lecture (CHE 232E) is a self-paced, online course that introduces you to the chemical reactions of alkenes, aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids. Their derivatives and amines are surveyed, and a mechanistic understanding of reactions is further developed. The structure and properties of multifunctional compounds, including amino acids, carbohydrates, and steroids, are also presented.

The Organic Chemistry II Lab (CHE 234LE) is a self-paced, online lab where more chemical reactions of organic compounds are carried out. A multistep sequence of reactions results in the preparation of a known pharmaceutical agent. Infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra are discussed and applied to the identification of reaction products.

After completing the courses above, you'll be well-prepared to pursue a degree in fields such as pharmacy.

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry I (CHE 231) or equivalent

MCPHS also offers Organic Chemistry I. Please visit our Organic Chemistry I prerequisite course page for more information.

Course Format

Organic Chemistry II (CHE 232E/CHE 234LE) is an online, asynchronous, self-paced course that includes both a 3-credit lecture session and a 1-credit laboratory session. This course does not have specific meeting times or deadlines. You will complete your assignments on your schedule over 16 weeks using Blackboard, an online learning platform. You will also have the support of an instructor, as well as 24/7 online tutoring as you progress through the coursework. After completing this course, you will receive a final letter grade and be able to request an official transcript from our Registrar’s Office. Please note: Students can register for the lecture, the lab, or both. Registration is separate for each of these courses.

Course Cost

Courses run at a rate of $500 per credit hour. The School of Professional Studies offers reduced tuition options to new MCPHS students.

Students who have not previously taken coursework at MCPHS are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for one course. Please complete the discount code form to receive the discount code.

Degree applicants who have been admitted to a degree program and paid their enrollment deposit are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for any prerequisite course that the Admission Office has indicated must be completed before starting the degree program. Please contact the Admission Office at 617.879.5964 (Boston), 508.373.5607 (Worcester), or 603.314.1701 (Manchester) for more information.

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MCPHS is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

MCPHS made organic chemistry accessible and helped me overcome my fear and past challenges with organic chemistry.

Gene | Organic Chemistry II

We suggest that students purchase their course materials after registering and gaining access to their course. Detailed instructions will then be provided.

The lecture course requires the following textbook:

Organic Chemistry with Biological Topics, 6th Edition, Janice Smith

A webcam is also required

The lab requires Beyond Labz an online virtual lab software.

Students can receive a full tuition refund if they drop a course within five business days of registering. Course changes will also be allowed during this five-day window.

After the five-day window closes (and up until the course's completion date), students may choose to withdraw from the course without a refund. This would result in a "W" on their student record.

Students should use a computer to interact with the course content rather than a mobile device, iPad, or Tablet. Please confirm you have the minimum computer specifications by reviewing the technology requirements for MCPHS before registering for your course.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have all the required resources needed to access the course material and software.


How to Register

Once you’ve selected your course of interest and are ready to register, all that’s left is to create your account and pay the tuition fees. You'll be asked to create a username and password, provide some basic personal information, and pay the course's tuition. You’ll receive access to your course within two business days of paying tuition.
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"The instructors are dedicated to teaching and passionate about organic chemistry. They inspired and motivated me to achieve my academic goals. This course gave me a solid foundation in organic chemistry and prepared me for further studies in the field."

Phuong | Organic Chemistry II