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Molecules of Life - Online - Fall 2017

CHEM 10055: Molecules of Life
Online Course Outline - Fall 2017

Welcome to Dr. Earley's online Molecules of Life course.  Students enrolled in this class should proceed sequentially through each of the topics listed below by the deadlines indicated.  Note that some of this material is also available to students who are not currently enrolled but may be interested in finding out more about this course.

  • Discussion Board
    You are required to make at least 10 posts (100 word minimum) during the semester. Prompts containing topics for these posts will be posted approximately weekly.
  • Old Exams for Review
    Copies of select exams from previous semesters

Exam #1 Material:  (Testing Dates September 25-29)

You will need to complete the quizzes in each of the following sections before the deadlines listed.  All of these sections should be completed before Exam #1.  This section covers basic chemical concepts that will be built on for the remainder of the course.

  • Introduction - Scientific Method, Metric System, Conversion, and Matter - Due September 2
  • Nuclear Chemistry - Atomic symbols, half-lives, and molecular weights - Due September 9
  • Covalent Compounds - Lewis structures, polarity, partial charges, formal charges, and molecular geometry - Due September 16
  • Lipids and Membranes - Structures and function - Due September 23
  • Review - List of topics for the first exam