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CHE 124 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry

4 Credits

An introduction to principles of general, organic, and biological chemistry relevant to health-related professions. It is assumed students are able to apply concepts from introductory chemistry. Topics include: advanced dimensional analysis, redox reactions, reaction energetics, solutions, acids/bases, nuclear chemistry, drawing organic structures, functional groups, common organic reactions, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and metabolism. The laboratory reinforces concepts presented in lecture and introduces new laboratory techniques.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 100 or high school Chemistry with a minimum grade of C AND MCC level 6 Mathematics placement (or higher) or MTH 096/098/099/104/165 (or higher) with a minimum grade of C, or MTH 060 and MTH 160, both with minimum grades of C.

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)

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

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Fall Semester 2024
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