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Choosing the Right General Chemistry Course: CAS CH 101, CH 131, or CH 171.

CAS CH 101 is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of introductory chemistry. The course is designed for science concentrators who require a two-semester general chemistry sequence (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, premedical/dental concentrations).

CAS CH 131 is a one-semester course designed for students who do not require two semesters of general chemistry (engineering sciences majors). CAS CH 131 does not fulfill the prerequisite requirement for any second semester general chemistry course offered at Boston University.

CAS CH 171 is a one-semester course designed for students who do not require two semesters of general chemistry (some biological and health science majors). CAS CH 171 does not fulfill the prerequisite requirement for any second semester general chemistry course offered at Boston University.

Please note that CH 171 and CH 172 are not two semesters of general chemistry.

General Chemistry 1

CAS CH 101

Prereq: two years of high school algebra. For science majors and minors who require a two-semester general chemistry course. Topics include atoms and molecules; molecular connectivity, infrared spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry; stoichiometry and introduction to reactions in aqueous solutions; thermochemistry and the first law of thermodynamics; quantum aspects of light and matter; and bonding in diatomic and polyatomic molecules. Laboratory exercises include the size of an atom, qualitative analysis, thermochemistry, and quantum aspects of light and matter. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2840

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Binyomin Abrams

Summer 2 (July 3-August 10)

Ya Zhou

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General Chemistry 2

CAS CH 102

Prereq: (CAS CH 101). For science majors and minors who require a two-semester general chemistry course. Topics include properties of gases; solutions and solubility; equilibrium; acids, bases, and buffers; electrochemistry; spontaneity, free energy and the second law of thermodynamics; and chemical kinetics. Students must have completed CAS CH 101 prior to enrolling in CAS CH 102. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2840

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Dan Dill

Summer 2 (July 3-August 10)

Binyomin Abrams

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General Chemistry for the Engineering Sciences

CAS CH 131

Coreq: (CAS MA 123). A one-semester, terminal general chemistry course for students who do not require a two-semester sequence. Stoichiometry; atomic and molecular structure, bonding; properties of gases; solutions and solubility; equilibrium; acids, bases and buffers; electrochemistry; spontaneity, free energy and the second law of thermodynamics; chemical kinetics. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2840

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Dan Dill

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Principles of General Chemistry

CAS CH 171

Introduction to chemistry: separation and purification of matter, atomic theory, structure of atoms, molecules and chemical bonding, chemical formulas, equations, stoichiometry; water, solutions, concentration, acids, bases, pH and buffers; gases; reaction kinetics and equilibrium, and radioactivity. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2840

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Rebecca Loy

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Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

CAS CH 201

Prereq: (CAS CH 102). Principles of quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis. Introduction to error analysis, basic statistics, quantitative lab skills, chromatography, and spectroscopy (UV, AAS). Lab exercises apply concepts in redox chemistry, acid/base reactions, transition metal chemistry, and other general chemistry topics. Skills and topics covered are similar to the laboratory portion of the CAS CH 111/112 course sequence. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320; lab fee: $200; total charge: $1520

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Binyomin Abrams

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Organic Chemistry 1

CAS CH 203

Prereq: (CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112). CAS CH 203 and CH 204 meet premedical requirements for organic chemistry. Fundamental concepts of organic chemistry including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of important functional groups; relevance of organic chemistry to biology, medicine, environmental science, and industry. Laboratory gives experience in conducting organic reactions, purifying products, and interpreting experimental results. Course includes a three-hour tutorial for in-depth discussion of issues introduced in the lecture, and work on supplementary problems. Students must register for four sections: lecture, discussion, prelab, and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2840

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Bruno Rubio

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Organic Chemistry 2

CAS CH 204

Prereq: (CAS CH 203). Reactions of select families of organic compounds, and the reaction mechanisms; the interplay of organic structure and reactivity. Laboratory emphasizes organic synthesis and organic structure determination. Students must register for four sections: lecture, discussion, prelab, and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2840

Summer 2 (July 3-August 10)

Bruno Rubio

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Organic Chemistry Lecture 1

CAS CH 205

Prereq: (CAS CH 102) or equivalent. For description, see CAS CH 203. Not acceptable for CAS concentration credit. For students who do not require laboratory credit. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion. 3 cr. Tuition: $1980

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Bruno Rubio

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Organic Chemistry Lecture 2

CAS CH 206

Prereq: (CAS CH 203 or CAS CH 205). For description, see CAS CH 204. Not acceptable for CAS concentration credit. For students who do not require laboratory credit. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion. 3 cr. Tuition: $1980

Summer 2 (July 3-August 10)

Bruno Rubio

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Organic Chemistry with Qualitative Analysis

CAS CH 214

Prereq: (CAS CH 203). For description, see CAS CH 204. Students must register for four sections: lecture, discussion, prelab, and laboratory. Lecture and discussion sections meet with CAS CH 204 lecture and discussion sections. This course with the more advanced lab is suitable for chemistry or BMB concentrators. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2840

Summer 2 (July 3-August 10)

Bruno Rubio

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Organic Chemistry Laboratory with Qualitative Analysis

CAS CH 220

Prereq: (CAS CH 204). Laboratory methods in organic chemistry including multistep synthesis, organic qualitative analysis, and instrumental analysis. Meets with CAS CH 214 prelab and laboratory. 2 cr. Tuition: $1320; lab fee: $200; total charge: $1520

Summer 2 (July 3-August 10)

Bruno Rubio

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Choosing the Right Biochemistry Course: CAS CH 373 or CH 421.

CAS CH 373 is a one-semester course designed for students who do not require two semesters of biochemistry (some biological and health science majors). CAS CH 373 does not fulfill the prerequisite requirement for any second semester biochemistry course offered at Boston University.

CAS CH 421 is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of biochemistry. The course is designed for science concentrators who require a two-semesters of biochemistry sequence (chemistry, biochemistry).

Principles of Biochemistry

CAS CH 373

Prereq: (CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108 or CAS NE 102 or ENG BE 208) and (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 214 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 174) or equivalent. Introductory biochemistry focusing on structure/function with applications to medicine, nutrition, and biotechnology, including acid/base chemistry, protein structure, enzyme mechanisms, thermodynamics, and kinetics; nucleic acid structure/function, lipids and carbohydrates; bioenergetics of glycolysis and oxidative energy metabolism; lipid and nitrogen metabolism. This course cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same title that was previously numbered CAS CH 273. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a discussion. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 3-August 10)

Allison Lamanna

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Biochemistry I

CAS CH 421

Prereq: (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214). Introductory biochemistry. Protein structure and folding, enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; nucleic acid structure; lipids and membrane structure; bioenergetics; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2840

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Allison Lamanna

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Biochemistry Lecture I

CAS CH 423

Prereq: (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214) or equivalent. For description see CAS CH 421. For students who do not require laboratory credit. 3 cr. Tuition: $1980

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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