CHEM 30B  Dr. R. Rinehart    FINAL EXAM Study Guide   rev 5/23/07


            Your mission in this course is to obtain for yourself a useful working knowledge and understanding, at an appropriate level, of some basic organic chemistry and biochemistry, as outlined in the syllabus and subsequently elaborated in class. The resources available to you include the text, lectures and class handouts, laboratory exercises, references in print and on the internet, consultation with the instructor outside of class, tutors on duty in PS-205, or by arrangement, and whatever other legitimate means are necessary. There is no easy path to success. Put the work in. It is particularly important to pay attention to the following sections in each chapter: Concept Summary, Learning Objectives, Key Terms and Concepts, and Key Reactions. In particular, the learning objectives tell you what types of knowledge you will be expected to demonstrate.  You will not be able to demonstrate them unless you understand the principles involved! Similarly, you will find it pointless to memorize key terms without knowing what they mean and how they can be applied.

 “Right, sure, yeah, yeah, yeah – just tell us what’s going to be on the test, doc.”

What?  Questions designed to show if you have learned to use these principles and their associated language.

How? The final exam consists of 122 multiple-choice questions. Each question has one best answer. It is a comprehensive exam covering the entire semester's content. At this point it would probably best to do a quick review of your old study guides and exams and quizzes for chapters 1-13 and review the class handouts for chapters 14 and 15.

topic chapter # # of questions
hydrocarbons 1 & 2 14
alcohols, ethers, thiols 3 10
aldehydes & ketones 4 4
carboxylic acids & derivatives 5 9
amines and amides 6 7
carbohydrates 7 8
lipids 8 6
amino acids & proteins 9 13
enzymes 10 9
nucleic acids 11 8
aerobic metabolism 12 7
carbohydrate metabolism 13 12
lipid and amino acid metabolism 14 9
body fluids 15 9

© Ronald W. Rinehart, 2007