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CHEM 33: Structure and Reactivity of Organic Molecules

An introduction to organic chemistry, the molecular foundation to understanding the life sciences, medicine, diagnostics, energy, environmental and material science. Students will learn structural and bonding models of organic molecules that provide insights into chemical, physical, and reactivity properties, in addition to their biological activities, which collectively contribute to the molecularization and advancement of science disciplines from anthropology to zoology. Combining these models with kinetic and thermodynamic analyses allows molecular transformations to be rationalized and even predicted. Translation of this knowledge to more complex systems enables the synthesis of novel molecules or materials that can positively impact our science, society and environment. A two-hour weekly lab section accompanies the course to introduce the techniques of separation and identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 31B or CHEM 31M.
Terms: Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA, GER: DB-NatSci

CHEM 90: Directed Instruction/Reading

Undergraduates pursue a reading program under supervision of a faculty member in Chemistry; may also involve participation in lab. Prerequisites: superior work in CHEM 31A, 31B, 31M, or 33; and consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable 4 times (up to 8 units total)

CHEM 121: Understanding the Natural and Unnatural World through Chemistry

Students enrolled in this course will appreciate the transformative power of molecular science on the modern world and how foundational knowledge of chemistry enables profound discoveries in biological, pharmaceutical, agrochemical, engineering, energy, and materials science research. This course integrates the lessons of CHEM 31 and CHEM 33 through an examination of the structure-function properties of carbon-based molecules. Specific emphasis is given to the chemistry of carbonyl- and amine-derived compounds, polyfunctionalized molecules, reaction kinetics and thermodynamics, mechanistic arrow-pushing, and retrosynthetic analysis. Students will be empowered with a conceptual understanding of chemical reactivity, physical organic chemistry, and the logic of chemical synthesis. The singular nature of molecular design and synthesis to make available functional molecules and materials will be revealed. A three-hour lab section provides hands on experience with modern chemical methods for preparative and analytical chemistry. Prerequisite CHEM 33 or co-requisite CHEM 100.
Terms: Aut, Spr, Sum | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci

CHEM 131: Instrumental Analysis Principles and Practice

The core objectives of the course will focus upon introducing and providing hands-on practice with analytical separation, spectroscopic identification, and calibrated quantification with strong technical communication (for the Writing-in-the-Major requirement) emphasized throughout the course. Lectures will focus on theory, and laboratory activities will provide hands-on practice with the GC, LC, XPS, ICP, MS, and UV/Vis instruments. Data analysis will be emphasized throughout the course with Python being the primary tool for plotting and computations. Statistical measurements will be introduced to gauge the quality and validity of data. Lectures will be three times a week with a required four-hour laboratory section. The course will conclude with a student-developed project, focusing upon separation and quantification, and a poster presentation. The course should be completed prior to CHEM courses 174,176, or 184. Prerequisite: CHEM 33 or CHEM 100; and CS 106A.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA, GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-AQR

CHEM 143: The Chemical Principles of Life II

This is the second course in a two-quarter sequence ( Chem 141/143), which will continue the discussion of biological science through the lens of chemistry. In this sequence students will gain a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the molecular logic of cellular processes, which include expression and transmission of the genetic code, enzyme kinetics, biosynthesis, energy storage and consumption, membrane transport, and signal transduction. Connections to foundational principles of chemistry will be made through structure-function analyses of biological molecules. Integrated lessons in structural, mechanistic, and physical chemistry will underscore how molecular science and molecular innovation have impacted biology and medicine. Prerequisite: Chem 141.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

CHEM 153: Inorganic Chemistry II

Learn how basic concepts in inorganic chemistry can be applied to materials of all dimensionalities. Specific topics will include: symmetry (group theory), bonding models (crystal field theory, valence bond theory, molecular orbital theory, and the Bloch theorem) and electronic structure, and properties/reactivity of molecules and extended solids. Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and either CHEM 173 or CHEM 171 for students who took CHEM 171 in Spring 2021 or later.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci

CHEM 171: Foundations of Physical Chemistry

Quantum and statistical thermodynamics: obtaining quantum mechanical energy levels and connecting them to thermodynamic properties using statistical mechanics. Emphasis will be on quantum mechanics of ideal systems (particle in a box, particle on a ring, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, and hydrogen atom) and their connection to and uses in thermodynamics (laws of thermodynamics, properties of gases and thermal motion, and chemical equilibria). Homeworks and discussion sections will employ the Python programming language for hands-on experience with simulating chemical systems. Prerequisites: CHEM 31B or CHEM 31M; PHYS 41; CS106A; and MATH 51, MATH 61CM, MATH 61DM or CME 100.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci
Instructors: Markland, T. (PI)

CHEM 184: Biological Chemistry Laboratory

Modern techniques in biological chemistry including protein purification, characterization of enzyme kinetics, heterologous expression of His-tagged fluorescent proteins, site-directed mutagenesis, and a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) module. Prerequisite: CHEM 131 and CHEM 181.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci

CHEM 185: Biophysical Chemistry

Primary literature based seminar/discussion course covering classical and contemporary papers in biophysical chemistry. Topics include (among others): protein structure and stability, folding, single molecule fluorescence and force microscopy, simulations, ion channels, GPCRs, and ribosome structure/function. Course is restricted to undergraduates and is the required capstone for majors on the Biological Chemistry track, but open to students from the regular track. Prerequisites: CHEM 181; CHEM 171.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci

CHEM 190: Advanced Undergraduate Research

By special arrangement with a faculty member. May be repeated 8 times for a max of 27 units. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 or CHEM 131. Corequisite: CHEM 300.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable 9 times (up to 27 units total)
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