CHEM& 131L : Intro to Organic/Biochemistry
Presents organic chemistry and biochemistry, with emphasis on functional groups, synthesis, and biochemical applications. (NS)
Eligibility for ENGL& 101; MATH 098/099 or higher; 2.0 or higher in high school chemistry or CHEM& 121; or permission of instructor.
- Define organic chemistry in terms of the role of carbon in organic and biological chemistry.
- Identify and classify major organic functional groups and recognize their presence in biological molecules.
- Predict the physical properties and reactivities of organic compounds based on their structure.
- Name and draw the structure of organic compounds, including isomers.
- Define and recognize the different types of isomerism, including geometric, stereo, and constitutional.
- Explain the importance of molecular shape in terms of function and properties.
- Recognize structural differences between various types of biomolecules, such as lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and proteins, and identify their basic building blocks.
- Explain how recrystallization, extraction, and chromatography are used for separation and purification of organic mixtures.