CHEM 211H is a technique-based first-semester organic chemistry laboratory class that builds off of the knowledge gained concurrently in CHEM 210 and aims to bring context to the importance of learning chemistry.  Students will learn laboratory techniques used in synthesis, isolation, and purification of organic molecules, will learn how to interpret NMR and IR spectra to determine the purity and structure of organic molecules, and will be exposed to aspects of chemistry research including searching scientific literature and planning an experiment. The course is intended to have a major undergraduate instruction component in order to allow for continued growth, improvement, and relatability of the material presented.