A continued examination of the structure and reactivity of small organic molecules, with an emphasis on synthetic methodology. The mechanistic background developed in Chemistry 231 is expanded to include aromatic compounds, and this comprehensive knowledge if applied to the study of methods for the construction of diverse synthetic targets. Also continued from Chemistry 231 is the discussion of molecular structure, which is examined from the standpoint of spectroscopic analysis. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving skills and the concise communication of chemical ideas. Taught in spring semester. Prerequisite: Completion of CHEM*231 with a grade of "C" or better. Distribution Requirements: QR, SP.