2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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CHEM& 131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry

5.0 Credits
Structure, properties, and reactions of organic and biomolecules and the biochemical processes. Intended for students in allied health fields, such as nursing and dental hygiene. Not recommended for students continuing with chemistry beyond CHEM& 131.  
Prerequisite CHEM& 121 with minimum grade of 2.0. 
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define organic chemistry in terms of the role of carbon in organic and biochemistry.
  2. Identify, classify, and understand physical and chemical properties of the major functional groups.
  3. Name and draw structures of the major classes of organic compounds.
  4. Predict reactivity of organic compounds based on functional groups and structure.
  5. Predict the outcome of common organic and biochemical reactions.
  6. Explain the importance of molecular shape in terms of function and properties.
  7. Identify and classify biologically important organic compounds and understand their function in the body.
  8. Explain major metabolic pathways in terms of chemical reactions, enzymatic control, and energy output.
  9. Perform basic organic chemistry and biochemistry laboratory experiments and techniques.

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