CHEM 367 Spring 2015 Biophysical Chemistry

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of basic physical chemistry to students primarily interested in the biochemical, biological, or medical professions. Topics of physical chemistry are presented from the viewpoint of their application to biochemical problems. Three major areas of biophysical chemistry are discussed: 1) the conformation of biological macromolecules and the forces that stabilize them; 2) techniques for the study of biological structure and function including spectroscopic, hydrodynamic, electrophoretic, and chromatographic; 3) the behavior of biological macromolecules including ligand interaction and conformational transitions.
Class Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on problem sets and/or quizzes, laboratory work, hour tests, and a final exam
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Prerequisites: CHEM 155 or 256 and 251/255, and MATH 140 or equivalent
Enrollment Preference: junior and senior Chemistry majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division III
Other Attributes: BIMO Interdepartmental Electives
Enrollment Limit: 24
Expected Enrollment: 24
Class Number: 3870
CHEM 367 - 01 (S) LEC Biophysical Chemistry Division 3: Science and Mathematics Jimmy A. Blair
MWF 11:00 AM-11:50 AM Chemistry 123 3870
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