Classes

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SUBJECT NUMBER:

J = offered jointly with another department

UNITS:

X-X-X = Lecture-Lab-Preparation more on units at MIT
P/D/F = More on the Pass / Fail grading option
TBD = Units must be arranged between student and instructor

Term Offered:

F = Fall
S = Spring
IAP = Independent Activities Period
SU = Summer 

PRE-REQUISITES:

Co-requisites are indicated in italics
 

The table below lists subjects taught by the Department of Chemistry (Course 5). Stellar sites for subjects can be reached by clicking the subject number or name. Units must be arranged between the student and the supervising instructor for subjects that have a TBD in the "Units" column. Subjects offered jointly with another department are indicated with a "J". Corequisites, subjects that must be taken at the same time as the described subject, are followed by a "(C)" in the "Prerequisites" column.

Descriptions of all the subjects can be viewed in the MIT Course Bulletin, while evaluations provided by previous-term students can be accessed on the Course Evaluation website. Examples of Chemistry subjects can be found on MIT OpenCourseWare.

 

Subject Number Subject Name Units Term Offered Prerequisites
Undergraduate Research TBD, [P/D/F] F, S, SU None
Undergraduate Research TBD F, S, SU None
Undergraduate Thesis TBD F, S Permission of Instructor
Energy Technology and Policy: From Principles to Practice (Not offered academic year 2016-2017.) 3-0-6 S None
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry I 4-0-8 S 5.12
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry II 4-0-8 F 5.03
Principles of Inorganic Chemistry III (Not offered Spring 2017.) 2-0-4 F, S 5.03, (5.04 co-requisite)
Principles of Organometallic Chemistry 2-0-4 S 5.03, (5.04 encouraged)
Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry 2-0-4 F 5.03
Organometallic Compounds in Catalytic Reactions (Not offered academic year 2016-2017.) 2-0-4 S 5.062
Crystral Structure Refinement 2-3-1 F 5.068 or 5.069, or Permission of Instructor
Physical Inorganic Chemistry 3-0-3 S 5.03, 5.04
Crystal Structure Analysis 2-0-4 S 5.03, 5.04
Biological Chemistry I (Same subject as 20.507J) 5-0-7 F 5.12
Biological Chemistry II (Same subject as 7.08J) 4-0-8 S 5.12, 5.07, or 7.05
Principles of Chemical Science 5-0-7 F, S None
Principles of Chemical Science 5-0-7 F None
Organic Chemistry I 5-0-7 F, S 5.111, 5.112, or 3.091
Organic Chemistry II 5-0-7 F 5.12
Archaeological Science (Same subject as 3.985J, 12.011J) 3-1-5 S 3.091, 5.111, 5.112, 8.01, or equivalent
Chemistry Laboratory Techniques 1-4-1 IAP 5.111 or 5.112 and Permission of Instructor
Laboratory Chemistry 2-8-2 F, S 5.12
Fundamentals of Spectroscopy 1-2-1 (1/2 Insitute Lab) F, S (partial term) Chemistry GIR
Synthesis of Coordination Compounds and Kinetics 1-2-1 (1/2 Insitute Lab) F, S (partial term) None. Coreq: 5.351
Late-stage Drug Modification and Selective Delivery 1-2-1 (1/2 Insitute Lab) F, S (partial term) None. Coreq: 5.12, 5.352
Expression and Purification of Enzyme Mutants 1-1-1 S (partial term) 5.07 or 7.05, 5.352, or 5.310. Coreq: 5.362
Kinetics of Enzyme Inhibition 1-2-2 S (partial term) 5.07 or 7.05, 5.352, or 5.310. Coreq: 5.361
Organic Structure Determination 1-2-1 (1/2 Insitute Lab) F (partial term) 5.12; Coreq: 5.13
Continuous Flow Chemistry: Sustainable Conversion of Reclaimed Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel 1-2-1 S (partial term) 5.13, 5.363
Chemistry of Renewable Energy 1-2-1 F (partial term) 5.03, 5.352
Dinitrogen Cleavage 1-2-1 F (partial term) 5.03, 5.363; Coreq: 5.61
Quantum Dots 1-1-1 S (partial term) 5.61, 5.353
Time-and-Frequency-resolved Spectroscopy of Photosynthesis 1-2-2 S (partial term) 5.61, 5.07, or 7.05; Coreq: 5.361
Fast-flow Peptide and Protein Synthesis 1-2-1 S (partial term) 5.07 or 7.05, 5.363
Advanced Organic Chemistry 4-0-8 F 5.13
Organometallic Chemistry 2-0-4 S 5.43, 5.47, 5.061, or Permission of Instructor
Heterocyclic Chemistry 2-0-4 S 5.43, 5.511, and 5.53
NMR Spectroscopy and Organic Structure Determination 2-0-4 S 5.43
Tutorial in Organic Chemistry 2-0-4 [P/D/F] F 5.43 and Permission of Instructor
Advanced Biological Chemistry 2-2-8 F Permission of Instructor
Molecular Structure and Reactivity I 3-0-6 F 5.13; and 5.60
Frontiers in Chemical Biology (Same as subject 7.540J) 4-0-8 F 5.13; and 5.07 or 7.05; and 7.06; and Permission of Instructor
Molecular Structure and Reactivity II (Not offered academic year 2016-2017.) 2-0-4 S Permission of Instructor
Synthetic Organic Chemistry I 3-0-9 F 5.43
Synthetic Organic Chemistry II ( Not offered academic year 2016-2017.) 2-0-4 S 5.511
Chemistry in Industry 2-0-4 [P/D/F] S 5.03; and 5.07 or 7.05; and 5.13
Thermodynamics and Kinetics 5-0-7 F, S 18.02; and 5.111, 5.112, or 3.091
Physical Chemistry I 5-0-7 F 8.03; and 18.02; and 5.111, 5.112, or 3.091
Physical Chemistry II 4-0-8 S 5.60; and 5.61
Frontiers of Interdisciplinary Science in Human Health and Disease 3-0-9 S 5.13; and 5.60; and 5.07 or 7.05
Kinetics of Chemical Reactions (Same subject as 10.652J; not offered academic year 2015-2016) 3-0-6 S 5.62, 10.37, or 10.65
Quantum Chemical Simulation 3-0-9 F None
Quantum Chemical Simulation 3-0-9 F None
Statistical Thermodynamics with Applications to Biological Systems (Same subject as 10.546J) 3-0-9 F 5.60 or Permission of Instructor
Statistical Mechanics 2-0-4 S 5.70; and 5.73; and 18.075
Introductory Quantum Mechanics I 3-0-9 F 5.61; and 8.03; and 18.03
Introductory Quantum Mechanics II 3-0-3 S 5.73
Biophysical Chemistry Techniques (Subject meets with 7.71; not offered academic year 2016-2017) 2-0-4 S 5.07 or 7.05
Advanced Topics of Current Special Interest 3-0-8 F, S None
Topics in Chemistry for Undergraduates Arranged F, IAP, S None
Topics in Chemistry for Undergraduates Arranged [P/D/F] F, IAP, S None
Problems in Chemistry Arranged [P/D/F] F, S, SU Permission of Instructor
Teaching College-Level Science (Same as 7.59J, 8.395J, 18.094J) 2-0-2 S None
Seminar in Organic Chemistry 2-0-1, [P/D/F] F Permission of Instructor
Seminar in Biological Chemistry 2-0-1, [P/D/F] F, S None
Seminar in Physical Chemistry 2-0-1, [P/D/F] F, S None
Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry 2-0-1, [P/D/F] F, S None