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Molecules of Life - Online - Fall 2020

CHEM 10055: Molecules of Life
Online Course Outline - Fall 2020

Welcome to Dr. Earley's online Molecules of Life course.  Students enrolled in this class should proceed sequentially through each of the topics listed below by the deadlines indicated.  Note that some of this material is also available to students who are not currently enrolled but may be interested in finding out more about this course.


  • Discussion Board
    You are required to make at least 10 posts (100 word minimum) during the semester. Prompts containing topics for these posts will be posted approximately weekly.
  • Old Exams for Review
    Copies of select exams from previous semesters


Exam #3 Material:  (Testing Dates Dec. 9-11) - Click to Expand or Collapse

You will need to complete the quizzes in each of the following sections before the deadlines listed.  All of these sections should be completed before Exam #3.  This section focuses on macronutrients and metabolism (including diet).  A brief introduction to DNA is also covered.

  • Carbohydrates - Structures, properties, and uses - Due Nov. 14
  • Redox - Oxidation/reduction reactions - Due Nov. 21
  • Metabolism - Redox reactions and Pathways - Due Nov. 30
  • DNA - Structures, properties, and uses - Due Dec. 7
  • Review - List of topics for the third exam