Biochemistry/Physical Chemistry

Biochemistry/Physical Chemistry

Requirements: 1 year with Lab
Chem 141, 143
OR Chem 171, 181
CHEM 141: The Chemical Principles of Life I
This is the first course in a two-quarter sequence (Chem 141/143), which will examine 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. Prerequisites: CHEM 35, MATH 21 or equivalent.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Cox, C. (PI) ; Du Bois, J. (PI)
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Other Resources:
https://carta.stanford.edu/course/CHEM141/1172
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 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

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Other Resources:
https://carta.stanford.edu/course/CHEM143/1172

CHEM 171: Physical Chemistry I

Laws of thermodynamics, properties of gases, phase transitions and phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, reaction rate, thermal motion and energy barriers, kinetic molecular models. The MATLAB programming language with hands-on experiences will be introduced in discussion sections and used for simulations of chemical systems. Prerequisites: CHEM 33; PHYS 41; either CME 100 or MATH 51.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Cui, B. (PI)

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Other Resources:
https://carta.stanford.edu/course/CHEM171/1172

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CHEM 181: Biochemistry I (BIO 188, BIO 288, CHEMENG 181, CHEMENG 281)
Structure and function of major classes of biomolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Mechanistic analysis of properties of proteins including catalysis, signal transduction and membrane transport. Students will also learn to critically analyze data from the primary biochemical literature. Satisfies Central Menu Area 1 for Bio majors. Prerequisites: CHEM 35, 131, and 135 or 171.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Professors: Cegelski, L. (PI)
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Other Resources:
https://carta.stanford.edu/course/CHEM181/1172
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