Biomolecules: Properties and Reactions (CHEM3110)

UNIT OF STUDY

DNA, proteins and carbohydrates represent three classes of essential biomolecules present in all biological systems. This unit will cover the structure, reactivity and properties of biomolecules and the building blocks from which these molecules are assembled. Interactions between biomolecules and metal ions, small molecules and other biomolecules will be covered and the chemical tools for studying biomolecules highlighted. The design and synthesis of small molecules which mimic the functions of biomolecules will also be illustrated.

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Classes

Two 1-hour lectures and one 4-hour practical per week.

Assessment

One 2-hour exam, prac reports (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(CHEM2401 or CHEM2911 or CHEM2915) and (CHEM2402 or CHEM2912 or CHEM2916).

Prohibitions

CHEM3910

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