Chemistry 240 Spring 2018

Schedule & Assignments

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Day Topics Readings (do.before.class.) Problems (try. before.class.) Other Good Stuff Lab
Week 1
Jan. 29th
Orientation to the course, functional groups, non-covalent forces Chap. 1.1, 1.2, Box 1-2, 2.1 (except colligative properties) Prob. 1.7, 2.1, 2.3
Jan. 30th No Lab!
Jan. 31st Water, pH scale, pKa concepts 2.2, 2.3 Prob. 2.4, 2.5, 2.10, 2.11, 2.13
Feb. 2nd Buffers Chap. 2.3 con't. Prob. 2.14, 2.16, 2.17, 2.20abc, 2.26, 2.28, 2.32, 2.34
Week 2
Feb. 5th
Amino acids Chap. 3.1
Feb. 6th Safety, Nuts and Bolts, plan for Buffer Lab
Feb. 7th Wrap up Amino Acids; Peptides to Proteins: 1° structure Chap. 3.2, 3.4 (skip chemical synthesis of peptides), Box 3-2 Prob. 3.2, 3.4, 3.11, 3.13, 3.21 SQ: Amino acid side chains SQ: peptide pI
Feb. 9th Proteins: 2° structure α-helices and β-sheets Chap. 4.1, 4.2, Box 4-1 Prob. 4.1 (What organic concept is behind this question?), 4.4, 4.6, 4.10
Week 3
Feb. 12th
Proteins: 3° and 4° structure Chap. 4.3, Boxes 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5 Prob. 4.2, 4.5, 4.7, 4.9
Feb. 13th Buffers
Feb 14th Proteins: 3° and 4° structure con't
Feb. 16th Exploring 3° and 4° structure HO: Protein forces
HO: PDB poster
HO: How NOT to draw stuff
SQ: Protein exploration
Week 4
Feb. 19th
Wrap up protein structure/loose ends
Feb. 20th Protein Models I
Feb. 21st Final wrap up on protein structure, methods of structure determination Chap 4.4, Box 4-5
Feb. 23rd Still wrappping up! Begin protein purification Chap. 3.3
Week 5
Feb. 26th
Finish protein purification Prob. 10, 14ab, 15, 17, 22 SQ: Protein purification
Feb. 27th Protein Models II
Feb. 28th Bring your questions in preparation for the exam!
Mar. 2nd Exam #1 Exam #1 Exam #1 Exam #1 Exam #1
Week 6
Mar. 5th
Bryan is out of town! See memo sent via e-mail
Mar. 6th Bryan is out of town! Myogloblin I
Mar. 7th Bryan is out of town! See memo sent via e-mail
Mar. 9th Bryan is out of town! See memo sent via e-mail
Week 7
Mar. 12th
Wrap up enzyme kinetics
Mar. 13th Myoglobin II
Mar. 14th Catalytic triad, begin Hb, Mb Chap. 5.1, Box 5-1
Mar. 16th Hb, Mb Problems 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Week 8
Mar. 19th
Mb, Hb
Mar. 20th Myoglobin III
Mar. 21st Bring your questions!
Mar. 23rd Exam #2 Exam #2 Exam #2 Exam #2 Exam #2
Spring Break! Spring Break! Spring Break! Spring Break! Spring Break! Spring Break!
Week 9
Apr. 2nd
Monosaccharides Chap. 7.1, Boxes 7-1 7-2 Chap. 7: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6bc, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23
Apr. 3rd Neuraminidase via Chimera
Apr. 4th Monosaccharides con't SQ:Sweet smorgasboard
Apr. 6th Polysaccharides Chap 7.2 Chap. 7: 17, 19
Week 10
Apr. 9th
Polysaccharides, glycoproteins Pages 265-267 Chap 7: 26
Apr. 10th Exploring Carbohydrates
Apr. 11th Peptidoglycan, lipopolysaccharide (LPS)
Apr. 13th LPS con't LPS SQ
Week 11
Apr. 16th
Lipids Chap. 10.1 Chap. 10: 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12ac, 14, 16
Apr. 17th Case Studies I
Apr. 18th Lipids Chap. 10.2, Box 10-1 Build Your Own Lipid SQ
Apr. 20th Membranes Chap. 11.1, 11.2 Chap. 11: 3, 12, 14
Week 12
Apr. 23rd
Antioxidants
Apr. 24th Case Studies II
Apr. 25th Bring your questions! Bring your questions! Bring your questions! Bring your questions! Bring your questions!
Apr. 27th Exam #3 Exam #3 Exam #3 Exam #3 Exam #3
Week 13
Apr. 30th
Nucleic Acids Chap. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3 through page 299 1, 2
May 1st Nucleic Acids via Chimera
May 2nd Nucleic Acids
May 4th Nucleic Acids
Week 14
May 7th
May 8th Check out, clean up!
May 9th
Thursday May 17th 8:30-11:30 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam


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