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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM& 131 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

Credits: 5
Satisfies allied health program requirements. Covers structure, nomenclature and reactions of organic and biological compounds, and applications to living systems.

Enrollment Requirement: CHEM& 121  with a grade of 2.0 or higher or instructor consent and eligible for ENGL& 101 .

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Classify and name organic compounds.  
  2. Predict physical and chemical properties of organic molecules using molecular structure. 
  3. Write and interpret organic structures.
  4. Predict the outcome of selected organic reactions involved in the metabolic pathways.
  5. Describe isomerism and stereochemistry as it applies to organic and biological compounds. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Use appropriate symbolic reasoning or quantitative methods to evaluate problems, make decisions and formulate solutions.
  2. Effectively use laboratory tools and/or equipment to collect data, analyze it and draw reasonable scientific conclusions.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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