Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Chem 1A03: Introductory Chemistry I

A discussion of chemical fundamentals, including bonding, structure, reactivity, and energetics, with emphasis on applications to health, energy, and the environment. Laboratories highlight hands-on experimental techniques; tutorials support the development of problem-solving skills. [3 units]

Chem 1AA3: Introductory Chemistry II

A discussion of organic chemistry, chemical kinetics, acid-base equilibrium, and the energetics of phase transformations, with emphasis on relevant experimental techniques and solving real problems ranging from drug discovery to environmental chemistry. [3 units]

Chem 2A03: Quantitative Chemical Analysis

The art and science of performing quantitative analysis on samples based on classical volumetric techniques and modern instrumental methods including electrochemistry, optical spectroscopy, and chromatography. [3 units]

Chem 2OA3 / 2OG3: Organic Chemistry I

An introduction to organic chemistry with emphasis on the reactions of functional groups and an introduction to spectroscopic techniques for structure determination. [3 units]

Chem 2OB3 / 2OD3: Organic Chemistry II

Nucleophilic substitutions at carbonyl centres, aromatic chemistry, carbohydrates, applications of spectroscopic techniques in organic chemistry. [3 units]

Chem 3OA3: Organic Synthesis

A survey of contemporary organic synthesis, including functional group manipulations, use of protecting groups, and strategic carbon-carbon bond forming reactions. Applications involving multistep syntheses of complex organic molecules will be presented. [3 units]

Chembio 3P03: Biomolecular Interactions and Kinetics

Principles of macromolecule-macromolecule and small molecule-macromolecule interactions, including ligands and drugs. Techniques for characterizing and quantifying biomolecular interactions in vitro and in vivo. Emerging technologies such as biological therapeutics as applied to pharmaco-dynamics and -kinetics. [3 units]

Chem 4OB3: Polymers and Organic Materials

Fundamentals of polymer structure, and the structure-property relationships that enable polymer applications in a wide array of products. Both traditional and modern polymerization methods are covered, with an emphasis on methods enabling the formation of advanced polymer architectures. [3 units]

Chembio 4OA3: Natural Products

A description of basic building blocks and reaction mechanisms involved in the biosynthesis of naturally occurring compounds. [3 units]