Session 1: What is Biochemistry?

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Lecture Topics

  • What is Life?
  • Cellular Components: Water and Amino Acids
  • The Importance of Chirality


  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the Chemistry of Life
  • Chapter 2: Water
  • Chapter 4: Amino Acids

Lecture Notes

Problem Set & Solutions

Problem Solving Video: Problem Set 1, Problem 1: Sizes and Equilibria

This problem is designed to give students a better intuition about the scales and dimensions of the cellular environment. Dr. Fedeles uses the examples of eukaryotic red blood cells and prokaryotic staph aureus cells to explore these ideas.

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