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    Aug 09, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BCMB 405 - Biophysical Chemistry

4 Credit Hours
Covers (1) thermodynamics; free energy; entropy and enthalpy; chemical equilibrium; solution chemistry; protein folding; DNA melting; protein-ligand association; phase transition; (2) enzymatics; protonation and electron transport. (3) Molecular Structure and Interaction (3a) Theory: Quantum theory, Duality principle, Wave Equation, Single atom model, (3b) Applications: Simulated Molecular Dynamics. Spectroscopy (UV-Vis, Raman, Fluorescence, Circular dichroism, NMR), X-ray diffraction and scattering.

(RE) Prerequisite(s): General and organic chemistry, or consent of instructor.
Recommended Background: BCMB 401  and Calculus.
Comment(s): Intended for biology majors in the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology (BCMB), chemistry, and chemical engineering-biomolecular engineering concentrations, but also open to majors in other concentrations.

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