An introduction to biochemistry with emphasis on the role of basic general chemistry principles, including molecular structure and intermolecular forces, periodic properties, acid-base chemistry, diffusion and osmosis, kinetics and energetics, structural models and visualization. Introduces biochemical reaction mechanisms, cell components and their functions, and a chemical view of proteins, lipids, and cell membranes. 3 hours of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory per week.
CHEM 1105 and CHEM 2200 satisfy the first-year chemistry requirements for FSU science majors and students pursuing pre-professional studies (e.g., pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, etc.).