Introduction to the chemistry of biological systems. Includes the study of amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, enzymes and enzyme mechanisms, and the chemistry of important metabolic pathways and regulatory mechanisms.
Satisfies a major requirement in Chemistry and in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biological Chemistry. Satisfies a minor requirement in Chemistry or an interdisciplinary minor in Biochemistry (for students in Classes of 2015 and 2016).
Students entering 2012 and later: satisfies the Natural Science distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the laboratory course in the Natural Science distribution requirement.
Chemistry 115 and 201/250. One laboratory meeting per week. (Fall and Spring)