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CHEM 123, General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry for the Health Sciences, 4 Units

This course covers an overview of general, organic, and biological chemistry topics with a particular emphasis on health science applications. Topics include radioactivity, intermolecular forces, solution behavior, acids and bases, nomenclature, physical characteristics of organic compounds, and selected reactions with focus on the simple organic functional groups and carbonyl chemistry. The biochemistry topics cover chemical reactions and physiological significance of cellular macromolecules including proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, and metabolism. Meets the General Education Requirement: Natural Science. 

Prerequisite: C- in CHEM 101 or Pre-admitted Nursing status and B in one year of high school chemistry