Official course description: 84.221 is the first course of a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry for students majoring in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences as well as pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmaceutical and pre-veterinary students. The course focuses on acid-base properties, functional group labels, conformational analyses, sterochemistry, substitution, elimination and addition reactions of organic molecules. Curved arrow mechanisms and the relationship between organic structure and reactivity are emphasized. Aspects of organic spectroscopy are also introduced.