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Organic and Biological Chemistry - The Chemistry of Life - CBMS103

This unit presents the fundamentals of organic chemistry, which is the study of chemical compounds containing carbon. Such compounds are the major components of living systems. The unit is therefore particularly suitable for students who wish to major in chemistry or biomolecular sciences, as well as those pursuing related disciplines in biological, medical and health sciences. The themes presented are relevant to molecular transformations in both the living world and in the laboratory. The coursework encompasses a systematic study of the structures and typical reactions of the major classes of functional groups (alkanes; alkenes; aromatic compounds; alkyl halides; alcohols; aldehydes and ketones; carboxylic acids; and amines). This includes the chemical properties of important biomolecules such as amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Joanne Jamie

CBMS101 or HSC Chemistry Band 4  Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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