CHM 120 - Bio-Organic Chemistry
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours
Prerequisites: CHM 109 or CHM 110 and CHM 111
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 presented and related to biologically relevant molecules.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Explain the fundamental laws and principles of organic chemistry.
- Relate the physical and chemical properties to the major functional groups.
- Describe the structures of fundamental biological molecules.
- Explain the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
- Identify the functional group present in an organic compound by laboratory testing.
- Benzene and its derivatives
- Alcohols, ethers and thiols
- Aldehydes and ketones
- Carboxylic acid and its derivatives
- Proteins and enzymes
- Nucleic acids and heredity
- Gene expression and protein synthesis
Standard texts, multimedia material and the internet
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 11/5/2021
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
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