CHEM 0103 - Chemistry of the Life Sciences

Credits: 4

Provides an understanding of the chemistry of living systems. The course will build from a discussion of basic chemical principles including measurements, nuclear chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, solution chemistry, stoichiometry, gas laws, and acid/base theory. These concepts will then be applied to the study of organic chemistry and biochemistry. Topics will be related to environmental and societal issues when appropriate. Laboratory work is designed to enhance the understanding of fundamental concepts at the practical level. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, two hours laboratory per week.

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