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CHEM 191: The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health

First Semester,Summer School - 18 points

Course overview

An introduction to the concepts of chemistry underlying important processes in biology and human health, including chemical bonding, energetics, kinetics, equilibria and solubility, properties of water and solutions, acids, bases, complexation and electron transfer, mechanisms of organic reactions and properties of amino acids and carbohydrates.

CHEM 191 aims to instil a fundamental knowledge of chemical structure and reactivity, with particular focus on concepts which provide an understanding of why chemical reactions proceed and how this understanding may be applied to the chemical processes in biological systems.

For more information

For the full content of the course, see the CHEM 191 course page on the University of Otago website.

Students are encouraged to contact staff by email to make arrangements for a time to discuss course-related matters.

For more information on this course, please contact Course Coordinator Dr David McMorran (Department of Chemistry)