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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog
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CHM 132 - Intro to Organic/Biochemistry

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
A continuation of the study of organic chemistry and a study of biochemistry. Organic topics include the structure of organic molecules, the nature and reactions of functional groups, and stereochemistry. Biochemistry topics include carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, enzymes and metabolism.
Prerequisite: CHM 122  or equivalent
  1. Evaluate structures and nomenclature for an organic compound
    1. Apply the IUPAC naming system to organic compounds.
    2. Represent organic structures using accepted conventions.
    3. Recognize isomerism, including stereo, geometric and constitutional.
  2. Compare and contrast containing various organic functional groups.
    1. Classify organic compounds using functional groups.
    2. Recognize how functional groups affect physical and chemical properties of compounds.
  3. Propose reactants, products and reaction conditions for various classes of organic reactions.
    1. Determine reactants needed to prepare target organic compounds.
    2. Determine the products of chemical reactants.
    3. Outline relevant reaction conditions for chemical reactions.
  4. Evaluate structures and nomenclature for compounds in the general classes of biomolecules (i.e.)
    1. Classify biomolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.
    2. Represent biomolecules using accepted conventions.
    3. Compare isomerism, including stereo, geometric and constitutional.
    4. Illustrate different levels of structure in biomolecules.
  5. Compare and contrast the physical properties and chemical reactions for biomolecules, such as lipids, proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids.
    1. Explain how the structure of biomolecules affect physical and chemical properties of biomolecules.
    2. Explain how stereochemistry affects chemical and physical properties.
  6. Assess the activity of enzymes, how they are regulated, and the factors that affect enzyme activity.
    1. Classify enzymes according to the chemical reactions they catalyze.
    2. Outline factors that affect the activity of enzymes.
  7. Evaluate the processes of transcription, translation, and replication.
    1. Compare and contrast the processes of transcription, translation and replication.
    2. Describe the effect mutations may have on proteins.
  8. Interpret the process and energy relationships for metabolism for various classes of compounds including carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.
    1. Compare and contrast metabolic processes.
    2. Summarize the energetics of metabolic processes.
  9. Choose safe protocols, in accordance with DMACC safety guidelines, for lab behavior including hygiene and experimental procedure.
    1. Handle chemicals safely.
    2. Use laboratory equipment as instructed.
    3. Collect experimental data from a variety of procedures.
    4. Compare experimental results to those predicted in theory.
    5. Derive conclusions from experimental measurements

Competencies Revised Date: 2019

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