A course designed for students whose major requires one course in organic chemistry (e.g., pre-veterinary medicine) or students wishing to gain a good fundamental understanding of organic chemistry before taking the normal two-semester sequence required by core areas (e.g., chemistry, pharmacy, pre-medicine, chemical engineering). A thorough study of the chemistry of carbon compounds. The functional group approach is applied from a mechanistic standpoint. Gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance are utilized and emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEM 1225 or CHEM 1514; MATH 1513 (concurrent enrollment accepted) or equivalent.