5.111 Principles of Chemical Science

Fall 2008

Illustration of the progress of a reaction.

The reaction profile shows the potential energy at each step of a chemical reaction. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the chemistry of biological, inorganic, and organic molecules. The emphasis is on basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis.

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Staff

Instructors:
Prof. Catherine Drennan
Dr. Elizabeth Vogel Taylor

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
3 sessions / week
1 hour / session

Recitations:
2 sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate