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I am looking for some resources to prepare me for the biochemistry course. They assume some chemistry knowledge for that course. Any suggestions?

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  1. Photon336
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    You could try Kahn academy, or MIT opencoursweare those websites are great.

  2. Photon336
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    Usually for a biochemistry course you need 1 year of general chemistry 1 year of organic and 1 year of biology.

  3. Photon336
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    depends on how in-depth your course is, if you prof wants you to understand the mechanisms behind say the glycolysis, fatty acid oxidation you'll need to know organic chem for that. a good book is leninger principles of biochemistry

  4. sweetburger
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    yea the organic chemistry knowledge would be pretty much essential

  5. anonymous
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    Thanks! I am planning to do the first section of the fundamentals of biology course from MIT OCW. Here is the list of topics we are going to go through: TYPES OF ORGANISMS, CELL COMPOSITION COVALENT BONDS, HYDROGEN BONDS MACROMOLECULES: LIPIDS, CARBOHYDRATES, NUCLEIC ACID PROTEINS, LEVELS OF STRUCTURE, NON-COVALENT FORCES BIOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, ENZYMES AND ATP RESPIRATION AND FERMENTATION CHEMIOSMOTIC PRINCIPLE, PHOTOSYNTHESIS Ideally I would only like to learn work that i need to know for the course. Some of the students in the actual MIT class hadn't done a chemistry class as well as there is no prerequisites for the course. The lecturer implied that she could give students some notes or a book to get them up to speed quickly. I am hoping to find something like that to go through

  6. anonymous
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    Would you still recommend "leninger principles of biochemistry " ?

  7. sweetburger
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    MIT OCW is great. Knowing some ideas on intermolecular forces and carbon chemistry can be important. Try to get an understanding on s and p orbitals and there notation and have somewhat understanding of hybridized orbitals such as sp, sp2, and sp3.

  8. sweetburger
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    Thats all I can think of right now I know some other people will probably come and give some useful ideas.

  9. sweetburger
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    You might want to memorize some functional groups too as its a lot to memorize at once when you come to it.

  10. sweetburger
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    A lot of kids taking first year biology in college especially those that are intended as premed take chemistry at the same time as biology.

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