MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences
|Instructor:||Ronald W. Rinehart, Ph.D.||Office: PS-211||Phone: 646-4152 email@example.com|
|Office Hours:||Monday, Wednesday||PS-211||5:00 PM to 5:30 PM daily and other times by appointment|
|Lecture:||Monday||PS-201||5:30 - 8:30 PM|
|Wednesday||PS-203/205||6:30 - 9:30 PM|
|Problem Sesson:||Wednesday||PS-201||5:30 - 6:30 PM|
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Prerequisites: Completion of Chemistry 30A, “C” or better.
CHEM 30B is transferable to CSU and is listed as CAN CHEM 8.
& Slabaugh, Organic and
Biochemistry for Today, 6th
edition, 2007 Thomson Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Laboratory Manual and
Lecture Outlines: Handouts
will be provided
Formerly used, acceptable in a pinch:
Denniston, Topping, and Caret, General, Organic, and Biochemistry, 3rd ed., 2001, New York: McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-07-231784-1
A continuation of Chemistry 30A dealing with organic chemistry,
which examines the structure,
reactions of carbon
compounds (over 5 million known,
but we’ll settle for a few
view. Compared to CHEM
30A, there will be far less math but much more material to commit to memory.
Since mastery of each topic area is
a necessary prerequisite for understanding subsequent
topics, the importance of
can not be overemphasized.
Molecular structure, shape, functionality, and patterns of reaction will be our main
concerns. Relevance and applications to medicine will be demonstrated.
Three one-hour exams and a comprehensive final.
A minimum of ten will be given.
Both wet labs and computer lab exercises are designed to be completed
the lab period and reports are normally due at the end of that lab session.
As with all other work, these are graded on the usual 12-point scale.
Call and leave a message at 646-4152 (or e-mail me) BEFORE missing any session.
Missed quizzes and exams will be made up only by prearranged appointment.
It may not be possible to make up missed labs
Quizzes and exams not promptly made up will count as F and included in the overall average.
3 @ 10% each
Chapter problem assignments will be given, but will generally not
be collected or graded. Nonetheless, it is highly recommended that they be done as
scheduled. Special assignments may be given.
It would be a
very good idea to check out the FAQ by Frank M. Lanzafame at Monroe CC,
http://www.monroecc.edu/wusers/flanzafame/FAQ.htm . I am in essentially complete agreement with his statements.