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Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry faculty with students in the lab

The WVC Organic Chemistry classes (CHEM 261, 262, 263) are offered sequentially and are taught in a new state-of-the-art lab facility.

These second-year chemistry course offerings are required for majors in agriculture, biology, chemistry, chemistry teaching major, chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, veterinary science and other Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) majors. The prerequisite for organic chemistry is successful completion of Wenatchee Valley College's General Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 161, 162, 163) or equivalent.

Take these courses at WVC and experience small lecture and laboratory sections that allow daily interaction between students and instructor.  Take advantage of WVC Chemistry Department expertise in organic applications to pharmacy.


The first of a three-quarter sequence in organic chemistry for university transfer, intended primarily for science majors and those fulfilling requirements for professional health science careers such as medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. Topics include structure, nomenclature, physical properties, reactions and synthesis of the main types of organic compounds. Lab included. Prerequisites: CHEM& 163.