Official course description: Students will learn basic structural organic chemistry, including structures and nomenclature of hydrocarbons and compounds containing the most common functional groups including halides, alcohols, thiols and disulfides, amines, carbonyl compounds including aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, and amides, and an introduction to biological molecules including amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Stereochemistry will be introduced, and students will learn to draw structures and convey threedimensional information about structures. Reactions of these compounds will be introduced, but mechanisms of reactions, synthesis, and spectroscopy will not be covered in this course. At the conclusion, students will have a foundation that will allow them to enter a course in basic molecular biochemistry