CHEMISTY AND BIOCHEMICAL PROPEDEUTICS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Aim of the course is providing the students with the essential concepts useful to learn and understand structure and function of complex biomolecules.
Course contents summary
The basic principles of Chemistry are introduced in the first part of the course: atomic theory, chemical bonding and chemical reactions with their properties. The second part of the course is also based on the discussion of some laboratory activities.
Atom, chemical bond and interactions. Properties of solutions and concentration units, stoichiometric calculations. Acids and bases, pH concept; calculating the pH of various aqueous solutions; buffer solutions.
Basic principles of Organic Chemistry. Main characteristics of the following compounds: hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines.
G. D'Andrea "Biochimica essenziale" con richiami di Chimica Generale e Chimica Organica
Lecture notes will appear on elly.medicina.unipr portal
Frontal lessons will be aided by presentations and videos; interactive web sites will be used when possible.
Assessment methods and criteria
The achievement of the course objectives is verified by means of a written exam.