The fundamental basis of human nutritional needs, and contemporary controversies in nutrition., Extracting energy from carbohydrates, fats, and, proteins; essential amino acids and the cellular, synthesis of proteins; water-soluble vitamins in, major nutrient metabolism; biological function of, fat-soluble vitamins; physiological roles of, minerals. Readings on contemporary controversies, in nutrition including the relationship between, diet and disease. Lecture, laboratory.

Introduction to the general principles of, chemistry required for students planning a, professional career in chemistry, a related, science, the health professions, or engineering., Stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, and geometry, thermochemistry, gases, types of, chemical reactions, statistics. Weekly laboratory, exercises emphasizing qualitative and quantitative, techniques that complement the lecture material., Lecture, discussion, laboratory.

The basic principles of organic chemistry from a, mechanistic perspective. Bonding (Lewis, structures, atomic and molecular orbitals);, stereochemistry (chiral compounds, enantiomers,, diastereomers, conformers, optical activity,, Fischer projections); nomenclature; chemistry of, alkanes (free-radical substitution,, reaction-coordinate energy diagrams, asymmetric, induction); chemistry of alkyl halides, alcohols,, ethers (substitution and elimination reactions,, carbocations, pKa, nucleophilicity, leaving, groups, kinetics); infrared (IR) and nuclear, magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy; chemistry, of alkenes (addition and elimination reactions,, oxidation and reduction, hydroboration, inductive, and resonance effects of substituents, regio- and, stereoselectivity); chemistry of alkynes (acidity,, addition reactions); introduction to, organometallic compounds. Lecture, discussion,, laboratory.
Principles of chemistry applied to processes, governing the composition of natural waters. Focus, on the solubility equilibria that control the, concentration of inorganic compounds (e.g., carbonate and silicates), kinetics of mineral, growth and dissolution, the role of acid-base, reactions and redox equilibria.
Statistical mechanics; quantum mechanics; quantum, theory; molecular orbital theory; atomic and, molecular spectroscopy; magnetic resonance, spectroscopy; molecular modeling.