2012-2013 Catalog 
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CHEM& 131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry

5.0 Credits
Structure, properties and reactions of organic and biomolecules, and biochemical processes. Not recommended for students continuing with chemistry beyond 131 (was CHEM 102). Prerequisite: CHEM& 121  (was CHEM 101) and placement into ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

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

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