Semester of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course includes: Behaviour of biomolecules in solution and the solid state and nomenclature, conformation, dynamics and the effects of hydration of biopolymers (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates). Issues of central importance will be intermolecular forces (hydrophobic and hydrophilic), folding forces, aggregate formation, complex equilibrium, reaction kinetics and structure-function relations.
After completing the course KJEM217 the student will be able to:
- explain biomolecular structure and how physical chemistry principles are employed on such biomolecular systems.
Required Previous Knowledge
KJEM 210Chemical Themodynamics and KJEM251 NMR-Spectroscopy 1, or equivalent
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Written exercise with oral presentation. Approved exercises (compulsory work) are valid for six following semesters.
Forms of Assessment
Oral examination. In case more than 4 candidates are registered, the examination may be written (4h).
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
K217: 10stp. K217A: 10stp