Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

Submission Information

  • Final
  • Chemistry
  • August 07, 2013

Descriptor Details

  • Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
  • 102
  • 4

This course is a survey of organic and biochemistry for nursing majors and other allied health fields. Topics include general organic chemistry and biological chemistry as they apply to living systems. The laboratory component will support the course topics including both qualitative and quantitative experiments, and analysis of data.

Introduction to Chemistry (C-ID CHEM 101)


  1. Hydrocarbons
  2. Alcohols, ethers and thiols
  3. Aldehydes and ketones
  4. Carboxylic acids
  5. Amines
  6. Esters and amides
  7. Carbohydrates
  8. Proteins
  9. Lipids
  10. Nucleic acids
  11. Metabolism

Hands-on laboratory activities, such as separation techniques, characterization of organic molecules, and reactions of organic compounds, will support the range of topics covered in lecture. It is expected that this will be explicitly covered in the course outline of record.

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Draw and name structures containing common mono-functional organic molecules and differentiate functional groups when they appear in an organic structure, relate the physical and chemical properties of compounds containing these groups with the structure of each functional classification;
  2. Distinguish roles of four major classes of bio-molecules in living cells,
  3. Compare and contrast the processes of DNA replication and transcription, RNA translation, and common types of mutations; and
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of major biochemical components in metabolism.

Lab work
Written papers and/or reports

Timberlake, Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry

Janice Smith, General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Timberlake, Lab Manual for General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

  • November 23, 2021
  • 1 unit of lab