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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 1 - 1/05/09 Background reading: Garrett and Grisham: Chapter 1 Chapter 2: Pages 31-45 Assignment: Segel, Page 92: Problems 17 (parts a-c), 18, 24 and 34. Outline: Introduction to Biochemistry H 2 O K w , the ion product of water pH Weak acids and bases Introduction Biochemistry is the study of the molecules that compose the living organism. Examination of the individual molecules shows that they all conform to the physical and chemical laws that describe the behavior of matter. However, the living organisms made up of these molecules possess some extraordinary attributes such as: growth development reproduction. Biochemistry determines how this collection of inanimate molecules interact with one another to maintain and perpetuate the living state. Biochemistry thus is concerned with the relationship of molecular function to structure. Hierarchy of structure Cell Organism Organs and tissues Subcellular organelles Supramolecular assemblies Macromolecules Building blocks Environmental precursors (CO 2 , H 2 O, Chemical elements)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2009 for the course BIS BIS102 taught by Professor Hilt during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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