Fall 2023 - MBB 323 D100
Introduction to Physical Biochemistry (3)
Class Number: 4353
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
1 778 782-5657
Prerequisites:MATH 152 (or 155), PHYS 121 (or 102, or 126, or 141), CHEM 122 (or 102), MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C.
Introduction to physical biochemistry including thermodynamics, spectroscopic principles and applications, and molecular transport and interactions. The physical properties and structure determination of biomolecules will be emphasized.
Students will be introduced to three major topics forming the basis of Physical Biochemistry: thermodynamics, spectroscopy and kinetics.
Weeks 1 – 5: Thermodynamic principles and applications
Weeks 6 – 10: Introduction to spectroscopy - from energy levels to biomolecular structure
Weeks 11 – 13: Kinetics – reaction rates and mechanisms
Class structure: 3 lectures, 1 tutorial, 0 lab hours/week
- Problem sets 25%
- Quizzes 10%
- Midterm 25%
- Final 40%
Raymond Chang, Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences. 2005. University Science Books.
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