Diatoms under a microscope.
Photograph of marine diatoms as viewed through a microscope. The fossilized silicate cell walls of these phytoplankton are commonly used in chemistry labs as a filtering agent. Photo by Prof. Gordon T. Taylor, Stony Brook University, USA. Courtesy of NOAA Photo Library.

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MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 5.04Principles of Inorganic Chemistry IIFall 2004
 5.08JBiological Chemistry IISpring 2004
5.111Principles of Chemical ScienceFall 2008
 5.112Principles of Chemical ScienceFall 2005
 5.12Organic Chemistry ISpring 2003
 5.12Organic Chemistry ISpring 2005
 5.13Organic Chemistry IIFall 2003
 5.13Organic Chemistry IISpring 2003
 5.13Organic Chemistry IIFall 2006
 5.301Chemistry Laboratory TechniquesJanuary (IAP) 2004
 5.302Introduction to Experimental ChemistryJanuary (IAP) 2005
 5.310Laboratory ChemistrySpring 2003
 5.311Introductory Chemical ExperimentationFall 2005
 5.32Intermediate Chemical ExperimentationSpring 2003
 5.33Advanced Chemical Experimentation and InstrumentationFall 2007
5.36Biochemistry LaboratorySpring 2009
 5.43Advanced Organic ChemistrySpring 2007
 5.48JProtein Folding ProblemFall 2007
5.60Thermodynamics & KineticsSpring 2008
 5.601JThermodynamics of Biomolecular SystemsFall 2005
 5.61Physical Chemistry: Quantum MechanicsFall 2001
 5.61Physical ChemistryFall 2007
 5.62Physical Chemistry IISpring 2008
 5.92Energy, Environment, and SocietySpring 2007
 5.S15Kitchen ChemistrySpring 2006
 5.S16Advanced Kitchen ChemistrySpring 2002
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