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CHM 120 - Bio-Organic Chemistry

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: CHM 109  or CHM 110 /CHM 111  or equivalent high school chemistry

This course is an introduction to the elements of general, organic and biological chemistry which are essential to the Allied Health professions. Principles of carbon chemistry are developed and related to more important aspects of biological chemistry.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Write a molecular, structural and empirical formula for an organic compound.
  2. Describe organic compounds using IUPAC naming system.
  3. Identify examples of compounds of major common functional groups.
  4. List the physical and chemical properties of the compounds containing the major functional groups.
  5. Describe the structures for lipids, carbohydrates and proteins.
  6. Explain the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
  7. Build three dimensional models of organic compounds.
  8. Identify the functional group present in an organic compound by laboratory testing.
Listed Topics
  1. Organic chemistry
  2. Hydrocarbons
  3. Alcohol, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters
  4. Acetals, ketals, hemiacetals, hemiketals
  5. Organic synthesis
  6. Biochemistry
  7. Carbohydrates
  8. Lipids
  9. Proteins
  10. Enzymes
  11. Nucleic acids
  12. Biochemical energy and ATP
  13. Carbohydrate metabolism
  14. Lipid metabolism
  15. Protein metabolism
Reference Materials
Standard tests, multimedia material and the Internet.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 03/01/2010

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