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I have successfully completed a botany course, including lab and lecture, required of science majors by SHSU. I can assist a student in learning and understanding the following topics:
Introduction to science, botany, and chemistry; macromolecules; plant cells; cell types; cell function; energy; photosynthesis; glycolysis; citric acid (krebs) cycle; genetics; DNA and biotechnology; plant tissue and organs; roots; stems; leaves; flowers; seeds; hormones; tropisms; nutrition; transport; plant ecology; plant ecosystems; taxonomy.
General chemistry I: chemical changes and laws governing them; nomenclature; introduction to thermodynamics; reactions involving oxygen, hydrogen, acids, bases, and salts; ionization; metathesis; the periodic table, and atomic and molecular structure.
General Chemistry II: descriptive chemistry; gas laws; equilibria; kinetics; thermodynamics; electrochemistry; oxidation-reduction reactions.
Organic Chemistry I & II: See description under organic chemistry.
I have completed both organic chemistry I & II, mastering all topics that make up this area of chemistry. Passing each part was dependent upon not only testing by the professor, but in addition, a standardized final prepared by the American Chemical Society. I can assist a student with the following topics:
Organic Chemistry I includes structure and properties of organic molecules, including alkanes, alkenes, & alkynes; stereochemistry; alkyl halides: nucleophilic substitution & elimination reactions.
Organic Chemistry II includes structure, synthesis, and reactions of alcohols; properties of and reactions involving ethers, epoxides, sulfides, aromatic compounds, ketones, aldehydes, amines, carboxylic acids & derivatives; infrared, mass, UV, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; conjugated systems; orbital symmetry.
I have successfully completed the zoology lecture and lab required of science majors by SHSU. I have gained a full understanding of the following topics and can assist studends seeking to do the same:
Introduction to evolutionary & ecological principals of biology; emphasis on animal anatomy, behavior, ecology, taxonomy, and lab dissection technique.