This course provides a basic understanding of the structure and function of organic molecules with emphasis on biological implications. Topics include principles of structure and bonding; structural analysis; organic nomenclature; stereochemistry; and an introduction to addition, substitution, elimination, condensation, and hydrolysis reactions. The lab includes purification, extraction of natural products, synthesis, chromatography, and spectroscopy. Modern instrumentation is used extensively. A lab fee is required.Prerequisite: CHM 1170 General Chemistry II with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.General Education: WAC 2: Writing and Research in the liberal Arts