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- Types of intermolecular interactions in biochemistry (i.e. ionic and dipole interactions)
- Understand the hydrophobic effect
- Understand the three thermodynamic parameters: ∆H, ∆S and ∆G
- relate ∆G to equilibrium constants (Keq) of biochemical reactions
- Acid dissociation in water and pKa
- Learn to calculate for pH, pOH, pKa and pKb
- Understand what is a buffer and its uses
- Calculating pH for strong and weak acids/bases
- Learn to comfortably draw titration curves for mono- di- and tri-protic acids
- Understand how to use the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation appropriately
- Learn to calculate amounts of solutes needed to make the appropriate buffer
and Amino Acids
- Composition and structure of DNA and RNA nucleic acids
- Three conformations of nucleic acids
- Comfortably draw oligomers of DNA and RNA
- Learn the mechanism for the formation of a phosphodiester bond
- Learn to identify nucleic acid base pairing and strand direction
- Understand how to assess amino acid stereochemistry
- Switch between line structure and Fisher projection for sugars
- Learn the mechanism for the formation of a amide bond
- Review 20 natural amino acids and their pKas
- Amino acid charge at various pH and its isoelectric point (pI) values
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As a recent PhD graduate from the University of Ottawa, he has worked along with many of the CHM BCH 233/2733 Professors. His lesson plans will always begin with must-know fundamental concepts and end with examples from previous midterms and final exam questions.
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