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CHEM 152: Survey of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry (3 credits)

Course Description

Structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of organic compounds will be studied with emphasis on those compounds of practical importance in life science and related fields. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for CHEM 151 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Construct molecular models and use these to describe chemical structure, geometry and physical properties.
  • Identify, classify and name organic and biochemical compounds.
  • Predict products of fundamental organic reactions.
  • Use the vocabulary on organic chemicals and reactions in metabolism and other biochemical applications.
  • Explain the role of enzymes in metabolism.
  • Apply knowledge of biochemistry concepts to discuss the genetic cause of a metabolic disorder in a short research paper.

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