Dec 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [Archived] 
2022-2023 Catalog [Archived] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 21B - Survey of Organic and Biochemistry

4 units
4 hours lecture, 2 hours lab
Prerequisite: CHEM 21A  with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

The study of organic chemistry continues with the nomenclature, properties, preparation, reactions and derivatives of carboxylic acids, amines, aldehydes and ketones. Principles of biochemistry are introduced. Descriptions of the structures and biochemical reactions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes and nucleic acids will be analyzed. Catabolic/anabolic pathways as well as the energy consumed or produced by the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins will be examined. The chemistry of photosynthesis will be studied.

Note: Students will not receive UC credit for Chemistry 21B if taken after CHEM 7B .

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