The book Chemical Foundation of Biochemistry-I is a first edition of text book designed to impart the course material for the I semester according to new NEP syllabus for four-year undergraduate B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry.
The syllabus prescribed by Bangalore City University has been extensively adopted and can serve the academic needs of the teachers and students of all colleges / universities. This book aims multi-faceted development of a student that imparts the chemical foundations of biochemistry that intended to provide a broad framework enabling students to acquire a skill set that helps them understand and appreciate the field of biochemistry.
As one of the basic science disciplines Biochemistry is a branch that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. It focuses on processes at cellular and molecular level. A trained biochemist employs chemical knowledge and bio-analytical skills, in order to unravel biological problems pertaining to physiological processes, diseases related to their malfunctions, diagnostics, prevention, therapy and prognostics. Considering far-reaching advances in modern biology, it is imperative to have curriculum incorporating these updated emerging concepts of biochemistry.
UNIT I : INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY
1. Origin of Life on Earth
2. Physiology and Organelles
3. S.I. Units
4. Molarity, Normality and Molality
UNIT II : ATOMIC STRUCTURE AND CHEMICAL BONDS
6. Pauli Exclusion Principle
7. Covalent Bond
8. Valence Bond Theory
UNIT III : BUFFERS AND COLLIGATIVE PROPERTIES
9. Acids and Bases
11. Colligative Properties
12. Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) Theory
14. Raoult's Law
UNIT IV : ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND REDOX REACTIONS
19. Biological Significance of Metals