2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2024  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM& 131 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry



5 Credits
Structure, properties, and reactions of organic and biomolecules and the biochemical processes. Not recommended for students continuing with chemistry beyond CHEM& 131. Prerequisite: CHEM& 121 and placement into ENGL& 101.

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. [REASON]
  2. Identify, classify, and understand physical and chemical properties of the major functional gropus. [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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