General Chemistry with Introductory Organic and Introductory Biochem
Compare offerings and share your lists with others.
This two quarter program will provide the equivalent of a year-long course of study in general chemistry. It will also provide a quarter of introductory organic chemistry and a quarter of introductory biochemistry.
We will begin the study of general chemistry by exploring the structure of the atom and the nature of the chemical bond and then proceed towards an understanding of molecular geometry. This will lead us to discussions of the periodic table, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and properties of gases. Kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium chemistry, and acid-base chemistry will all also be covered. For introductory organic chemistry we will systematically study the organic functional groups—alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, ethers, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, and esters—and explore the physical and chemical properties of these groups. In introductory biochemistry, the biological significance for each organic family will be investigated as well as several important biochemical families such as the carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.
Appropriate laboratory experiments will be included with a focus on developing good lab technique, practicing and enhancing collaboration skills, and applying textbook concepts to hands-on situations. In spring quarter some time will be devoted to writing and revising a quality academic statement.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
Education, Chemistry, Medicine, Environmental Science, and Biological Sciences
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Day
Final schedule and room assignments:
Located in: Olympia