CHEM 150 - Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry
An introduction to organic chemistry emphasizing basic concepts and applications to biological systems. Course especially designed for the student needing a one-semester organic chemistry course. PREREQUISITE(S): CHEM 131 with a grade of C or better or consent of department. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly CH 120.
4 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe and predict physical and chemical properties of organic compounds based on functional groups and structure.
- Write condensed and skeletal structural formulas and assign IUPAC and common names to simple organic compounds.
- Predict products of organic reactions and recognize how similar reactions relate to biological metabolic pathways.
- Identify and explain the significance of structural components of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and relate structure to reactivity.
- Explain and calculate properties of acids, bases and buffers and connect the importance of acids, bases and buffers to physiology.
- Explain the role of RNA and DNA in protein biosynthesis.
- Apply safe practices to conduct experiments using laboratory techniques related to organic and biochemistry.
- Interpret, analyze and present laboratory data through written and oral communication methods.
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