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Molecules of Life - Online - Summer 2020

CHEM 10055: Molecules of Life
Online Course Outline - Summer 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.


Free tutoring is available for this course.  Please visit the Stark Tutoring website at for instructions on how to make a tutoring appointment as well as instructions for connecting with your tutor virtually.

New Discussion Board

A student suggested that it might be helpful to have an open discussion board to allow asking questions of other students, sharing ideas you have found helpful, or pretty much any other idea. There is no credit for posting in this new forum and you are not required to use this. However, it you think it might be helpful, I have added a new topic: "Open Discussion" on the discussion board.

  • 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 July 7-8) - 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 June 30
  • Redox - Oxidation/reduction reactions - Due July 2
  • Metabolism - Redox reactions and Pathways - Due July 5
  • DNA - Structures, properties, and uses - Due July 7
  • Review - List of topics for the third exam