NOTE: This course offers credit and noncredit pricing options.
This course covers phase changes; thermochemistry; first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics; free energy changes; electrochemistry and its role as energy source; chemical kinetics, including catalysis, reaction mechanisms, and enzymes; coordination compounds; general classes and naming of organic molecules; structure, conformations, and relative energies of organic molecules; application of thermodynamics and kinetics to organic and biochemical reactions; and use of molecular modeling software to illustrate molecular structures and their relative energies.
Prerequisite: XL 14A Atomic and Molecular Structure, Equilibria, Acids, and Bases and Mathematics XL 3A Calculus for Life Sciences Students or XL 31A Differential and Integral Calculus, with a grade of C- or better.
Fulfills in part the UCLA General Education requirement for Physical Sciences.
(no mtg 7/4 & 9/5)