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Unit 1 Week 1 Overview H Page 1 of 7 Overview After reviewing the topics in this week, students will be able to illustrate the importance of key compounds in biological settings and the necessity of biological buffers. The week will also provide an understanding of enzymes and their relevance in biological reactions. Session 1 Objectives Students will be able to: 1. Describe the importance of water in biological systems and summarize the characteristics of the molecule 2. Evaluate the flow of water between intracellular and extracellular compartments based on osmolality 3. List the components of a buffer 4. Define and explain pH, pKa, and the dissociation constant Ka 5. Calculate the [OH] OR [H+] concentration if given the molarity of a solution of strong acid or base 6. Define zwitterions. 7. List potential modifications to amino acids and describe how they may impact the protein function. 8. List and name the 20 amino acids that commonly occur in proteins and classify
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