Organic and Biomaterials Chemistry OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Course on Materials Chemistry by MIT

Published Jan 22, 2009

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MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is now offering 'Organic and Biomaterials Chemistry' as OpenCourseWare! It focuses on the employment of engineering and materials science principles to help resolve problems that are bio-related. It also looks at how biology and biochemistry can be used to invent new materials. This course was part of an undergraduate curriculum in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Organic and Biomaterials Chemistry: Course Specifics

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Organic and Biomaterials Chemistry: Course Description

By studying the chemical makeup of organic materials using principles of materials chemistry, this course helped students better understand biological-related problems and find possible solutions. Specific topics included enzymes, structures of lipids, resonance, function and structure of carbohydrates, chemical bonding, biological structure, conducting polymers and protein folding. Professors Angela Belcher, Michael Rubner and Krystyn van Vliet taught the original course targeted at Materials Science and Engineering students, but students in biology or chemistry may find it interesting. A warning note that materials used in the experimental portion can be hazardous and proper supervision, equipment, facilities and safety training are needed is included with the OpenCourseWare.

This OpenCourseWare comes complete with free lab assignments, assignments with solutions, quizzes with some solutions, the final exam and additional course materials. If you would like to try this free organic chemistry course for yourself, then visit the organic materials and materials chemistry course page.

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