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Prerequisites

Organic Chemistry (CHE) 128 A – Introduction to the basic concepts of organic chemistry with emphasis on stereochemistry and the chemistry of hydrocarbons.

 

Organic Chemistry (CHE) 128 B – Continuation of course 128A with emphasis on aromatic and aliphatic substitution reactions, elimination reactions, and the chemistry of carbonyl compounds. Introduction to the application of spectroscopic methods to organic chemistry.

 

Organic Chemistry (CHE) 128 C – Emphasis on enolate condensations and the chemistry of amines, phenols, and sugars; selected biologically important compounds.

 

Physical Chemistry:  Chemistry (CHE) 107 A – for the life sciences – Physical chemistry intended for majors in the life science area.  Introductory development of classical and statistical thermodynamics including equilibrium processes and solutions of both non-electrolytes and electrolytes. The thermodynamic basis of electrochemistry and membrane potentials.

 

Physical Chemistry:  Chemistry (CHE) 107 B – for the life sciences – Kinetic theory of gases and transport processes in liquids. Chemical kinetics, enzyme kinetics and theories of reaction rates.  Introduction to quantum theory, atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Application to problems in the biological sciences.

 

Chemistry (CHE) 110 A – Physical Chemistry:  Introduction to Quantum Mechanics – Introduction to the postulates and general principles of quantum mechanics. Approximations based on variational methods and time independent perturbation theory. Application to harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, one-electron and many electron atoms, and homo-and hetero-nuclear diatomic molecules.

 

Chemistry (CHE) 110 B – Physical Chemistry:  Properties of Atoms and Molecules. Application of quantum mechanics to polyatomic molecules and molecular spectroscopy. Intermolecular forces and the gas, liquid and solid states. Distributions, ensembles and partition functions. Transport properties.

 

Chemistry (CHE) 110 C – Physical Chemistry:  Thermodynamics, Equilibria and Kinetics. Development and application of the general principles of thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics. Chemical kinetics, rate laws of chemical reactions and reaction mechanisms.

 

Inorganic Chemistry

Biochemistry (CHE) 124 A Inorganic Chemistry:  Fundamentals – symmetry, molecular geometry and structure, molecular orbital theory of bonding (polyatomic molecules and transition metals), solid state chemistry, energetics and spectroscopy of inorganic compounds.

 

Biology (BIS) 102 – Structure and Function of Biomolecules – Structure and function of macromolecules with emphasis on proteins, catalysis, enzyme kinetics, lipids, membranes and proteins as machines.

 

Biology (BIS) 103 – Bioenergetics and Metabolism – Fundamentals of the carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles in nature, including key reactions of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, and nucleotides, and of energy production and use in different types of organisms.  Principles of metabolic regulation.