The course provides the fundamental chemistry of organic compounds in molecules and reactions of living systems. Topics covered include: hydrocarbons, alcohols and thiols, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, amides, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Universal metabolic pathways that occur in both simple and complex organisms are covered, including: glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, citric acid cycle, electron transport chain, oxidative phosphorylation, fatty acid biosynthesis and degradation, amino acid transamination, and all aspects of the storage and expression of genetic information. This course is designed for students that need a laboratory science class that has a depth of both organic chemistry and biochemistry. Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in CHEM& 140 or CHEM& 121.