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CHEM 367
Biophysical Chemistry Spring 2021
Division III

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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.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory; lecture/discussion three hours per week and laboratory four hours per week
Limit: 6/lab
Expected: 18
Class#: 4878
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets and/or quizzes, laboratory work, and exams
Prerequisites: CHEM 155 or 256 and 251/255, and MATH 140 or equivalent
Enrollment Preferences: junior and senior Chemistry majors
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: BIMO Interdepartmental Electives

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