Contemporary biochemical techniques introduced in, a project-based format. Protein production using, recombinant DNA techniques; protein purification, using tools such as affinity and liquid, chromatography; characterization of proteins, using spectroscopy and electrophoresis;, functional characterization of purified proteins.
Bioorganic chemistry for selected medicinal, compounds. Biophysical and chemical concepts of, drug-receptor interactions and drug action., Biochemical basis for drug action elucidated in, the context of fundamental organic mechanisms.
Modern concepts of inorganic and transition-metal, chemistry with emphasis on bonding, structure,, thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanisms, and, periodic and family relationships. Atomic, structure, theories of bonding, symmetry,, molecular shapes (point groups), crystal, geometries, acid-base theories, survey of familiar, elements, boron hydrides, solid-state materials,, nomenclature, crystal field theory, molecular, orbital theory, isomerism, geometries, magnetic, and optical phenomena, spectra, synthetic methods,, organometallic compounds, cage structures,, clusters, lanthanides, actinides.
Laboratory course to demonstrate the principles of, physical chemistry and to develop research, aptitude in chemistry. Investigation of, thermochemistry, phase equilibria, kinetics,, spectroscopy, and solid-state studies using, techniques such as calorimetry; UV-visible, IR,, NMR, and mass spectroscopies; and diffraction., Attendance at departmental seminars required., Lecture, laboratory, oral presentations.
General and organic chemistry concepts developed, for a more thorough understanding of chemically, related environmental issues such as meeting, energy needs (including through nuclear energy),, atmospheric pollution (the greenhouse effect,, stratospheric ozone depletion, photochemical smog,, acid rain), toxicology, and plastics. Lecture,, laboratory.
Words teaches students to explore the meaning and, significance of texts via close reading and, analysis, and to express that analysis orally and, in writing. Specific content and topics will vary, with instructors.