The following courses have been selected to help you explore Chemistry at MIT.
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.
Description:5.112 is an introductory chemistry course for students with an unusually strong background in chemistry. Knowledge of calculus equivalent to MIT course 18.01 is recommended. Emphasis is on basic principles of atomic and molecular electronic structure, thermodynamics, acid-base and redox equilibria, chemical kinetics, and catalysis. The course also covers applications of basic principles to problems in metal coordination chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological chemistry.
Description:Ever wondered why we crave chocolate, or what it takes to get the right texture in your ice cream? This course explores these questions and many more through a series of readings that explain the chemistry behind the foods that we eat. Recipes are included for each of the foods explored in the course.
Description:This course explores the basic principles of chemistry and their application to engineering systems. It deals with the relationship between electronic structure, chemical bonding, and atomic order to cover most general chemistry topics. It also investigates the characterization of atomic arrangements in crystalline and amorphous solids: Metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers (including proteins).
Description:This course is an intensive introduction to the techniques of experimental chemistry and gives first year students an opportunity to learn and master the basic chemistry lab techniques for carrying out experiments. The Study Materials page features a set of video demonstrations of important chemistry lab techniques.
Description:This subject deals primarily with the basic principles to understand the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Emphasis is on substitution and elimination reactions and chemistry of the carbonyl group. The course also provides an introduction to the chemistry of aromatic compounds. Includes a full set of lecture handouts for the course.