A basic laboratory course in which both the theoretical and practical aspects of a variety of organic reactions and multistep syntheses are emphasized. Modern chromatographic, instrumental, and spectroscopic techniques are applied to experimental organic chemistry. Course should be taken concurrently with CHEM 242 (or 243) or in the semester immediately following. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: This is the first half of a 2-semester course. CHEM 247- Part A is taken in the first term for 0.5 CU and then CHEM 248- Part B is taken in the second term immediately following for 0.5 CU.