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CHEM 538 - Physical Biochemistry

Course Description: 

The course will cover the principles and techniques of physical chemistry applied to biological macromolecules. Topical concepts include thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum chemistry. Applications to areas such as interpretation of entropy and enthalpy driven processes, biochemical equilibrium, phase transitions in lipid, bilayers and membranes, enzyme kinetics, intra- and intermolecular interactions, and spectroscopy of proteins and nucleic acids will be introduced.

Credit: 

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 

[(CHEM 239 with min. grade of C and CHEM 344 with min. grade of C)]

Corequisite: 

None