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Optional Module. Basic Chemistry for Biology Students
This optional introductory high-school level tutorial gives you (or your students) the chemistry background (atoms, molecules, chemical bonding) needed to understand biology. For students who haven’t taken a high school-level chemistry course, this tutorial is highly recommended. You can access this tutorial through the High School Biology Menu under “Life’s Chemical Building Blocks.”
1. Topic 1.1: The Chemistry of Water and Hydrogen Bonding
2. Carbon, the Elements of Life, and Functional Groups
- Note: While functional groups are not explicitly in the AP bio standards, they’re extremely useful for understanding the biochemistry you’ll encounter in an AP Bio course.