|Harvard Summer School: CHEM S-20ab (30609)|
|Logan S. McCarty PhD, Lecturer on Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Lecturer on Physics, Harvard University - Austin B. Scharf PhD, Preceptor in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University|
Location: Science Center B
Meeting Time: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30am - 10:44am, Monday, Tuesday 8:30am - 11:30am
|This course is an intensive, comprehensive introduction to the chemistry of carbon and its importance to biological molecules. Topics include current ideas of bonding and structure, major reaction mechanisms and pathways, a discussion of the analytical tools used to determine the structure and stereochemistry of organic compounds (such as infrared and NMR spectroscopy), and some of the chemistry of amino acids, peptides, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. This course fulfills the requirement of two semesters of organic chemistry for entrance to medical school. Prerequisite: one year of college general chemistry with a grade of B or higher. Students without adequate background may not be able to keep up with the course. Not recommended for high school students.|
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