Chemistry 221 : Biochemistry for Science Majors
( Biochemistry)

This course is intended as a preparation for careers in the physical and biological sciences, medical and dental professions, veterinary and agricultural science, nutrition and food chemistry, and related fields. Its objective is twofold. The first is to complete the study begun in Chemistry 211 of the organic functional groups of aldehydes, ketones, enolates, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, and amines and their derivatives. The second is to provide a thorough introduction to the principles, concepts and terminology of biochemistry, with an emphasis on amino acids, proteins, enzymes and intermediary metabolism. Laboratory deals with introductory biochemical techniques including spectroscopy, dipeptide analysis, protein purification, enzyme assays and various types of chromatography.