Official course description: Organic chemistry, the chemistry of the compounds of carbon, is a comprehensive one-year course suitable for science majors. The first semester course includes structural and functional aspects of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons with various heteroatom functionalities. Discussion focuses on the mechanistic basis for organic compound reactivity. First semester laboratories concentrate on the basic techniques and procedures used in microscale organic syntheses. In addition, modern analytical techniques (nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in CHE 111 or equivalent.