General Chemistry for Life Scientists II
CHEM XL 14B
This course is the conclusion of general chemistry and introduces organic chemistry. This course is geared towards pre-medical and pre-health students and is the second course in the general and organic chemistry series.
What you can learn.
- Apply chemical principles in general and organic chemistry to the physical and biological world
- Become familiar with chemical notations and conventions
- Understand principles and laws of phase changes, thermochemistry, and thermodynamics
- Identify the general classes and naming of organic molecules
- Use molecular modeling software to illustrate molecular structures and their relative energies
About this course:This course covers phase changes; thermochemistry; first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics; free energy changes; electrochemistry and its role as an energy source; chemical kinetics, including catalysis, reaction mechanisms, and enzymes; coordination compounds; general classes and naming of organic molecules; structure, conformations, and relative energies of organic molecules; application of thermodynamics and kinetics to organic and biochemical reactions; and use of molecular modeling software to illustrate molecular structures and their relative energies. Transferable for UC credit.
CHEM 14A: MATH 3A or MATH 31A, with a grade of C- or better.