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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.
Format: lecture/laboratory; lecture/discussion three hours per week and laboratory four hours per week
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
problem sets and/or quizzes, laboratory work, and exams
CHEM 155 or 256 and 251/255, and MATH 140 or equivalent
junior and senior Chemistry majors
BIMO Interdepartmental Electives