CHE 124 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry
This course is an introduction to the principles of general, organic, and biological chemistry that are relevant to students interested in a health related profession. A strong knowledge base of general chemistry is necessary in order for the student to be successful in CHE 124. See prerequisites below. Students are expected to be familiar with concepts such as: significant figures, dimensional analysis, ionic compounds, molecular geometry, polarity, the mole concept, and stoichiometry prior to taking CHE 124. Topics for CHE 124 include: measurement; dimensional analysis; chemical compounds and their bonds; redox reactions and energetics of chemical reactions; gases; solutions; acids and bases; nuclear chemistry; structural formulas, chemical and physical properties of organic compounds, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and metabolism. The laboratory features activities and experiments that reinforce the concepts presented in lecture.
Prerequisite(s): CHE 100 or high school Chemistry with a minimum grade of C; and MCC level 6 Mathematics Placement or MTH 098 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 099 with a minimum grade of C.
SUNY General Education: SUNY-NS - Natural Sciences (SNSC)
MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe and compute concentrations of mixtures (such as solutions, colloids, and suspensions).
2. Evaluate the effects of mixtures on cells.
3. Discuss qualitative and quantitative aspects of acids and bases and their reactions.
4. Discuss radiation, including the sources, measurement, uses, and harmful effects.
5. Examine redox reactions and the energetics of these reactions.
6. Discriminate structural formulas of organic compounds in order to name compounds, identify functional groups, or evaluate isomerism.
7. Compare structures of organic compounds and relate them to physical and chemical properties.
8. Predict products of chemical reactions based on functional groups in the reactants.
9. Analyze structures or levels of organization of carbohydrates, lipids, or proteins.
10. Describe the biological roles and chemical reactions of biomolecules.
11. Interpret the metabolic pathways that release energy from biomolecules.
Course Offered Fall; Spring