Jun 07, 2023  
2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 420 - Advanced Organic and Biochemistry


A study of organic and biochemistry that builds upon the knowledge from Organic Chemistry I & II. Foundational coverage includes enol/enolates amines, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and proteins, nucleic acids and lipids. Biochemistry topics are approached from the chemistry perspective and will include structure and function, biological reactions, and biological equilibria and thermodynamics. Emphasis is placed on mechanistic understanding, use of the current literature, and some hands-on techniques. This course does NOT meet BIOL 430  course requirement for biochemistry majors. The class will combine lecture and laboratory components. (Fall) Prerequisite(s): CHEM 215  and CHEM 228 .