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CHM 125 Life Chemistry

An introduction to the fundamental principles and theories of chemistry. It includes the study of atomic structure and bonding, kinetic molecular theory, nomenclature, periodic classification of elements, chemical equilibrium, and oxidation-reduction reactions. The course stresses the structure of organic molecules and functional groups and their characteristic reactions. Basic metabolic reactions of the cell are studied including enzyme inhibition, kinetics, and feedback mechanisms. Laboratory work includes quantitative and qualitative analysis and reactions of functional groups and enzymes. This course does not meet chemistry requirements for health sciences (pre-physical therapy emphasis) majors. This course should also not be taken by psychology majors with an interest in health-related fields. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: NS. (3)