An introduction to biochemistry with emphasis on the role of basic general chemistry principles, including molecular structure and intermolecular forces, periodic properties, acid-base chemistry, diffusion and osmosis, kinetics and energetics, structural models and visualization. Introduces biochemical reaction mechanisms, cell components and their functions, and a chemical view of proteins, lipids, and cell membranes. 3 hours of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory per week.
This course and the following one, CHEM 1106, constitute an introduction to modern chemistry and its applications to society, including structure, nomenclature, properties and simple reactivity of inorganic and organic chemicals, descriptive chemistry, periodic properties, spectroscopy, stoichiometry involving solids, gases and solutions, basic thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium (acid/base and solubility), introductory kinetics, biochemistry, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. 4 hours of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory per week.
This course is an extension of CHEM 1101. It covers acid base theory, chemical equilibrium, oxidation-reduction and an introduction to organic chemistry which includes the various classes of organic compounds, their nomenclature, structure, properties and reactions. The synthesis of polymers and their uses are included. The course consists of 3 hours of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory per week.
A study of the theoretical concepts needed to understand typical chemical phenomena. The course addresses the nature of science, matter and measurements, the stoichiometry of chemical reactions, solutions and the calculation of concentration, energy relationships in chemistry, modern atomic theory, chemical bonding and molecular structure and the classification of reactions. 3 lectures and one 3-hour laboratory per week.