Official course description: This is the first semester of a two-semester introductory course studying the fundamentals of Organic Chemistry. Topics include theories of structure and bonding, stereochemistry, introduction to spectroscopy, as well as the nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, and properties of classes of organic compounds such as alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols and ethers, utilizing a mechanistic approach. CHEM1041 is a prerequisite.