This course is a survey of selected topics in general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. The topics covered from general chemistry include the solution state and colligative properties of solutions, as well as pH, and acid-base equilibrium theory and buffers. Students will learn to recognize and draw organic molecules, and predict solubility in water. Chemical kinetics will be discussed with an emphasis on enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Finally, students will learn about the chemical properties of the four major classes of macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and proteins. This course is not intended for science majors or those intending to apply to medical school.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours + 1.000 workshop hour