This course covers the physio-chemical concepts and processes relevant to life. The emphasis lies on the molecular level. Topics: Biomimetics; Energy and Driving Forces; Biochemical Equilibria; Aqueous Solutions; Molecular Self-Assembly; Bio-Electrochemistry; Biopolymers; Molecular Recognition and Binding Equilibria in Biology.
Prerequisites: CHEM 210 and MATH 116. Recommend MCDB 310 or Biol Chem 415 or CHEM 351 be taken concurrently.