IBDP Chemistry Chapter 13 Notes

option b biochemistry

STUDY NOTES FOR CHEMISTRY CHAPTER 13 – OPTION B BIOCHEMISTRY

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Chemistry IBDP is one of the six group 4 Sciences of the IB curriculum. The IBDP Chemistry program explores the three important aspects of chemistry: Physical, Organic, and Inorganic chemistry. The program requires the student to take a look at the qualitative and quantitative aspects of each of the sections using a range of techniques. These techniques range from informative theoretical knowledge to practical applications in the lab and the real world.

This holistic approach allows students to learn in a variety of methods including but not limited to exploration, discovery, gathering and interpreting data, analysing outcomes, and giving feedback. The IBO’s special attention to criteria ensures that the student can interconnect the subjects they have chosen and be able to apply them in real life.

In this optional chapter of IBDP Chemistry, we take an in-depth look at Biological Chemistry, it helps the student in exploring the relationship between biological and chemical science and understand them as a unit. The chapter can be divided into ten sections, all of which are covered comprehensively in our notes. We begin by introducing the concept of biochemistry, biological molecules, and general ideas such as metabolism, photosynthesis, and respiration. We then explore the chemistry of biological molecules such as proteins, enzymes, lipids, carbohydrates, and vitamins found in living organisms.

We study their characteristics and functions in detail, explore ideas of biological buffers, DNA, and pigmentation. This also helps students understand the chemical complexity of organisms and the various types of each biological molecule and their array of uses within the body. We also observe the importance of biochemistry within the environment and its development over many years along with their impact. We end the chapter with a discussion on the stereochemistry of biomolecules and their identification using such.

At the end of this chapter, we can expect the students to understand the relationship between biology and chemistry In addition, we thoroughly explore the complexity of biomolecules & their characteristics and uses to help them throughout their IBDP career and beyond.