Prerequisites: B- average in Honors Chemistry I or A- average in Chemistry I.
An introduction to organic chemistry, focusing primarily on the basic principles of the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Emphasis will be on sketching and naming organic molecules as well as the basic chemical reactions associated with these compounds. The biochemistry of synthetic polymers, as well as proteins, lipids, and fats, will also be explored. Laboratory investigations are also core to the organic curriculum.