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MED 20300 Bio-Organic Chemistry

CUNY School of Medicine
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MED 20300 Bio-Organic Chemistry

MED 20300 Bio-Organic Chemistry

This is a course in which some aspects of a traditional one-year Organic Chemistry course are covered with an emphasis on reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry. The organic chemistry is immediately applied to the appropriate class of biological molecules. So in effect, we are introducing a more biochemistry-oriented organic chemistry. Topics such as carbohydrates, carboxylic acids and lipids, etc. will be discussed. This integration of organic and biochemistry will diffuse the boundary between the two areas and will better prepare the students for entry into the Molecules-to-Cells course.

Credits: 5; Hours: 7

Prerequisite: MED 10200