CHEM 2250: Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 2.0 h
Credits 4.0

Course Description

Physical chemistry is fundamental to the understanding of biology on a molecular scale. Students learn spectroscopy as a tool for observing the properties of atoms and molecules, and the use of thermodynamics and kinetics to predict and control chemical reactions and changes of state that underlie biological processes. This course is offered for students pursuing university degrees in cellular, anatomical and physiological sciences, pharmacology, and nutritional sciences. It is also recommended for a variety of degrees including biology, geological sciences, and environmental sciences.

Students will receive credit for only one of CHEM 2210 or 2250.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in CHEM 1220; and a minimum "C-" grade in one of the following: MATH 1171, 1173, 1174, 1175, or 1253 (may be taken concurrently); or permission of department. Prerequisites are only valid for three years.

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