For brief, one-term/semester undergraduate-level courses in Basic Organic Chemistry, generally taken by allied health, nutrition and/or physical therapy majors. Written by two of the key players in chemical education. Drawing on the authors' 25 years of teaching experience, this text has been specifically designed for the unique needs and interests of students taking a short course in organic chemistry. It introduces carefully selected core concepts of organic chemistry, brings them together with unifying principles, and relates them to applications of interest to students and society in general. A “Getting Involved” feature at the end of most sections provides experiential learning.