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CHM 1120 — Introductory Organic and Biochemistry

Credit Hours: 4.00   Total Contact Hours: 5.00   Lecture Hours: 3.00   Lab Hours: 2.00  

Introduces the fundamentals of organic chemistry and biochemistry, including laboratory applications. The structures and properties of organic compounds classified by functional group, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids are presented. Students will develop a basic knowledge of organic nomenclature and reaction classes. Relationships between structure, properties, and functionality of compounds are discussed with emphasis on their application in health sciences. This course presumes a foundational knowledge of inorganic chemistry. The 'C' grade policy applies for a degree in a health program.
Prerequisites: CHM 0960 (with 'C' or better) or CHM 1110 (with 'C' or better) or placement.