Registrar Home | Registrar Search:
 
  MIT Course Picker | Hydrant     
Home | Subject Search | Help | Symbols Help | Pre-Reg Help | Final Exam Schedule | My Selections
 

Course 5: Chemistry
Fall 2024


5.511 Synthetic Organic Chemistry I
______

Graduate (Fall); second half of term
Prereq: 5.43 and permission of instructor
Units: 2-0-4
Add to schedule Begins Oct 21. Lecture: MW10-11.30 (4-257)
______
Presents and discusses important topics in modern synthetic organic chemistry, with the objective of developing problem-solving skills for the design of synthetic routes to complex molecules.
M. Movassaghi
Textbooks (Fall 2024)

5.512 Synthetic Organic Chemistry II
______

Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Prereq: 5.511
Units: 2-0-4
______
General methods and strategies for the synthesis of complex organic compounds.
M. Movassaghi

5.52 Tutorial in Chemical Biology
______

Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 2-2-8
Add to schedule Lecture: MW2-4 (2-142)
______
Provides an overview of the core principles of chemistry that underlie biological systems. Students explore research topics and methods in chemical biology by participating in laboratory rotations, then present on experiments performed during each rotation. Intended for first-year graduate students with a strong interest in chemical biology.
R. Raines
No textbook information available

5.53 Molecular Structure and Reactivity
______

Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: 5.43, 5.601, and 5.602
Units: 3-0-9
Add to schedule Lecture: TR10.30-12 (2-136)
______
Reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry: methods of investigation, relation of structure to reactivity, and reactive intermediates.
A. Radosevich, M. Elkin
No textbook information available

5.54[J] Advances in Chemical Biology
______

Graduate (Fall)
(Same subject as 7.540[J], 20.554[J])
Prereq: 5.07, 5.13, 7.06, and permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
Add to schedule Lecture: TR9-10.30 (4-261)
______
Introduction to current research at the interface of chemistry, biology, and bioengineering. Topics include imaging of biological processes, metabolic pathway engineering, protein engineering, mechanisms of DNA damage, RNA structure and function, macromolecular machines, protein misfolding and disease, metabolomics, and methods for analyzing signaling network dynamics. Lectures are interspersed with class discussions and student presentations based on current literature.
L. Kiessling, O. Johnson
No textbook information available

5.55 NMR Spectroscopy and Biochemical Structure Determination
______

Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Prereq: (5.07 and 5.08) or permission of instructor
Units: 2-0-4
______
Practical nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy applied to problems in biochemistry and chemical biology.
W. Massefski

5.56 Molecular Structure and Reactivity II
______

Not offered academic year 2025-2026Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Prereq: 5.53 or permission of instructor
Units: 2-0-4
______
Application of physical principles and methods to contemporary problems of interest in organic and polymer chemistry.
J. Johnson

5.561 Chemistry in Industry
______

Graduate (Spring)
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: 5.03, 5.13, and (5.07 or 7.05)
Units: 2-0-4 [P/D/F]
______
Examination of recent advances in organic, biological, and inorganic and physical chemical research in industry. Taught in seminar format with participation by scientists from industrial research laboratories.
R. Danheiser

5.601 Thermodynamics I
______

Undergrad (Fall, Spring); first half of term
Prereq: Calculus II (GIR) and Chemistry (GIR)
Units: 2-0-4
Add to schedule Ends Oct 18. Lecture: MWF10 (4-270) Recitation: MW12 (36-153) or TR11 (36-156, 36-153) or TR12 (36-156, 36-153) or TR1 (36-156) or TR2 (36-156) or MW12 (36-112)
______
Basic thermodynamics: state of a system, state variables. Work, heat, first law of thermodynamics, thermochemistry. Second and third law of thermodynamics: entropy and free energy, including the molecular basis for these thermodynamic functions. Equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems. Special attention to thermodynamics related to global energy issues and biological systems. Combination of 5.601 and 5.602 counts as a REST subject.
Fall: S. Peng, B. McGuire
Spring: A. Shalek, S. Peng
Textbooks (Fall 2024)

5.602 Thermodynamics II and Kinetics
______

Undergrad (Fall, Spring); second half of term
Prereq: 5.601
Units: 2-0-4
Add to schedule Begins Oct 21. Lecture: MWF10 (4-270) Recitation: MW12 (36-153) or TR11 (36-156, 36-153) or TR12 (36-156, 36-153) or TR1 (36-156) or TR2 (36-156) or MW12 (36-112) +final
______
Free energy and chemical potential. Phase equilibrium and properties of solutions. Chemical equilibrium of reactions. Rates of chemical reactions. Special attention to thermodynamics related to global energy issues and biological systems. Combination of 5.601 and 5.602 counts as a REST subject.
Fall: S. Peng, B. McGuire
Spring: A. Shalek, S. Peng
Textbooks (Fall 2024)

5.611 Introduction to Spectroscopy
______

Undergrad (Fall); first half of term
Prereq: Calculus II (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), and Physics II (GIR)
Units: 2-0-4
Add to schedule Ends Oct 18. Lecture: MWF11 (32-144) Recitation: MW12 (4-261) or TR11 (4-159)
______
Introductory quantum chemistry; particles and waves; wave mechanics; harmonic oscillator; applications to IR, Microwave and NMR spectroscopy. Combination of 5.611 and 5.612 counts as a REST subject.
M. Hong
No textbook information available

5.612 Electronic Structure of Molecules
______

Undergrad (Fall); second half of term
Prereq: 5.611
Units: 2-0-4
Add to schedule Begins Oct 21. Lecture: MWF11 (32-144) Recitation: MW12 (4-261) or TR11 (4-159) +final
______
Introductory electronic structure; atomic structure and the Periodic Table; valence and molecular orbital theory; molecular structure, and photochemistry. Combination of 5.611 and 5.612 counts as a REST subject.
R. Griffin
Textbooks (Fall 2024)

5.62 Physical Chemistry
______

Undergrad (Spring)
Prereq: 5.601, 5.602, 5.611, and 5.612
Units: 4-0-8
______
Elementary statistical mechanics; transport properties; kinetic theory; solid state; reaction rate theory; and chemical reaction dynamics.
S. Ceyer, A. Willard

5.64[J] Advances in Interdisciplinary Science in Human Health and Disease
______

Graduate (Spring)
(Same subject as HST.539[J])
Prereq: 5.13, 5.601, 5.602, and (5.07 or 7.05)
Units: 3-0-9
______
Introduces major principles, concepts, and clinical applications of biophysics, biophysical chemistry, and systems biology. Emphasizes biological macromolecular interactions, biochemical reaction dynamics, and genomics. Discusses current technological frontiers and areas of active research at the interface of basic and clinical science. Provides integrated, interdisciplinary training and core experimental and computational methods in molecular biochemistry and genomics.
A. Shalek, X. Wang

5.68[J] Kinetics of Chemical Reactions
______

Not offered academic year 2024-2025Graduate (Fall)
(Same subject as 10.652[J])
Prereq: 5.62, 10.37, or 10.65
Units: 3-0-6
______
Experimental and theoretical aspects of chemical reaction kinetics, including transition-state theories, molecular beam scattering, classical techniques, quantum and statistical mechanical estimation of rate constants, pressure-dependence and chemical activation, modeling complex reacting mixtures, and uncertainty/ sensitivity analyses. Reactions in the gas phase, liquid phase, and on surfaces are discussed with examples drawn from atmospheric, combustion, industrial, catalytic, and biological chemistry.
W. H. Green

5.697[J] Computational Chemistry
______

Not offered academic year 2024-2025Undergrad (Fall)
(Same subject as 10.437[J])
(Subject meets with 5.698[J], 10.637[J])
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
______
Addresses both the theory and application of first-principles computer simulations methods (i.e., quantum, chemical, or electronic structure), including Hartree-Fock theory, density functional theory, and correlated wavefunction methods. Covers enhanced sampling, ab initio molecular dynamics, and transition-path-finding approaches as well as errors and accuracy in total and free energies. Discusses applications such as the study and prediction of properties of chemical systems, including heterogeneous, molecular, and biological catalysts (enzymes), and physical properties of materials. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 35; no listeners.
H. J. Kulik

5.698[J] Computational Chemistry
______

Not offered academic year 2024-2025Graduate (Fall)
(Same subject as 10.637[J])
(Subject meets with 5.697[J], 10.437[J])
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
______
Addresses both the theory and application of first-principles computer simulations methods (i.e., quantum, chemical, or electronic structure), including Hartree-Fock theory, density functional theory, and correlated wavefunction methods. Covers enhanced sampling, ab initio molecular dynamics, and transition-path-finding approaches as well as errors and accuracy in total and free energies. Discusses applications such as the study and prediction of properties of chemical systems, including heterogeneous, molecular, and biological catalysts (enzymes), and physical properties of materials. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 35; no listeners.
H. J. Kulik

5.70[J] Statistical Thermodynamics
______

Graduate (Fall)
(Same subject as 10.546[J])
Prereq: 5.601 or permission of instructor
Units: 3-0-9
Add to schedule Lecture: TR9.30-11 (4-159) +final
______
Develops classical equilibrium statistical mechanical concepts for application to chemical physics problems. Basic concepts of ensemble theory formulated on the basis of thermodynamic fluctuations. Examples of applications include Ising models, lattice models of binding, ionic and non-ionic solutions, liquid theory, polymer and protein conformations, phase transition, and pattern formation. Introduces computational techniques with examples of liquid and polymer simulations.
B. Zhang, J. Cao
Textbooks (Fall 2024)

5.72 Statistical Mechanics
______

Not offered academic year 2025-2026Graduate (Spring); second half of term
Prereq: 5.70 or permission of instructor
Units: 2-0-4
______
Principles and methods of statistical mechanics. Classical and quantum statistics, grand ensembles, fluctuations, molecular distribution functions, and other topics in equilibrium statistical mechanics. Topics in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of irreversible processes.
J. Cao, B. Zhang

5.73 Introductory Quantum Mechanics I
______

Graduate (Fall)
Prereq: 5.611, 5.612, 8.03, and 18.03
Units: 3-0-9
Add to schedule Lecture: MWF9 (4-261)
______
Presents the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics: wave properties, uncertainty principles, Schrodinger equation, and operator and matrix methods. Includes applications to one-dimensional potentials (harmonic oscillator), three-dimensional centrosymetric potentials (hydrogen atom), and angular momentum and spin. Approximation methods include WKB, variational principle, and perturbation theory.
M. Bawendi
Textbooks (Fall 2024)

5.74 Introductory Quantum Mechanics II
______

Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: 5.73
Units: 3-0-9
______
Time-dependent quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Topics include perturbation theory, two-level systems, light-matter interactions, relaxation in quantum systems, correlation functions and linear response theory, and nonlinear spectroscopy.
K. Nelson, G. Schlau-Cohen

5.78 Biophysical Chemistry Techniques
______

Not offered academic year 2025-2026Graduate (Spring)
(Subject meets with 7.71)
Prereq: 5.07 or 7.05
Units: 2-0-4
______
Presents principles of macromolecular crystallography that are essential for structure determinations. Topics include crystallization, diffraction theory, symmetry and space groups, data collection, phase determination methods, model building, and refinement. Discussion of crystallography theory complemented with exercises such as crystallization, data processing, and model building. Meets with 7.71 when offered concurrently. Enrollment limited.
T. Schwartz

5.80 Advanced Topics of Current Special Interest
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring)
Prereq: None
Units arranged
Add to schedule TBA.
______
Advanced topics of current special interest.
Fall: Staff
Spring: Staff
No textbook information available

5.81[J] United States Energy Policy: Lessons Learned for the Future
______

Not offered academic year 2024-2025Graduate (Fall); second half of term
(Same subject as 15.029[J])
(Subject meets with 5.811[J], 15.0291[J])
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-4
______
Compares the US policy responses, from the Nixon administration to the current administration, on issues ranging from oil import dependence to nuclear nonproliferation. Examines what lessons were learned from these issues and how they have shaped the country's current climate change policy. Prepares students to be informed and effective participants in policy deliberations that require difficult decisions and trade-offs. Addresses both domestic and international policy aspects. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
J. Deutch

5.811[J] United States Energy Policy: Lessons Learned for the Future
______

Not offered academic year 2024-2025Undergrad (Fall); second half of term
(Same subject as 15.0291[J])
(Subject meets with 5.81[J], 15.029[J])
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-4
______
Compares the US policy responses, from the Nixon administration to the current administration, on issues ranging from oil import dependence to nuclear nonproliferation. Examines what lessons were learned from these issues and how they have shaped the country's current climate change policy. Prepares students to be informed and effective participants in policy deliberations that require difficult decisions and trade-offs. Addresses both domestic and international policy aspects. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
J. Deutch

5.83 Advanced NMR Spectroscopy
______

Not offered academic year 2024-2025Graduate (Spring); first half of term
Prereq: 5.73 or permission of instructor
Units: 2-0-4
______
Offers a classical and quantum mechanical description of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The former includes key concepts such as nuclear spin magnetic moment, Larmor precession, Bloch equations, the rotating frame, radio-frequency pulses, vector model of pulsed NMR, Fourier transformation in 1D and nD NMR, orientation dependence of nuclear spin frequencies, and NMR relaxation. The latter covers nuclear spin Hamiltonians, density operator and its time evolution, the interaction representation, Average Hamiltonian Theory for multi-pulse experiments, and analysis of some common pulse sequences in solution and solid-state NMR.
R. Griffin

5.891 Independent Study in Chemistry for Undergraduates
______

Undergrad (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
Add to schedule TBA.
______
Program of independent study under direction of Chemistry faculty member. May not substitute for required courses for the Chemistry major or minor.
J. Weisman
No textbook information available

5.892 Independent Study in Chemistry for Undergraduates
______

Undergrad (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged [P/D/F]
Add to schedule TBA.
______
Program of independent study under direction of Chemistry faculty member. May not substitute for required courses for the Chemistry major or minor.
J. Weisman
No textbook information available

5.893 Practical Internship Experience in Chemistry
______

Undergrad (Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units: 0-1-0 [P/D/F]
______
For Course 5 and 5-7 students participating in curriculum-related off-campus internship experiences in chemistry. Before enrolling, students must consult the Chemistry Education Office for details on procedures and restrictions, and have approval from their faculty advisor. Subject to department approval. Upon completion, the student must submit a write-up of the experience, approved by their faculty advisor.
Staff
No textbook information available

5.90 Problems in Chemistry
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
Add to schedule TBA.
______
Directed research and study of special chemical problems. For Chemistry graduate students only.
J. Weisman
No textbook information available

5.91 Teaching Experience in the Chemical Sciences
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged [P/D/F]
Add to schedule Lecture: F1-2.30 (32-155)
______
For students in the chemistry graduate program while teaching. Classroom or laboratory teaching under the supervision of a faculty member and classroom-based instruction on timely topics related to education and modern teaching practices. Limited to chemistry graduate students who are teaching the same term.
Fall: L. Nolan
Spring: L. Nolan
No textbook information available

5.913 Seminar in Organic Chemistry
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 1-0-0 [P/D/F]
Add to schedule Lecture: R EVE (4-6 PM) (6-120)
______
Discusses current journal publications in organic chemistry.
Fall: R. L. Danheiser
Spring: R. L. Danheiser
No textbook information available

5.921 Seminar in Chemical Biology
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 1-0-0 [P/D/F]
Add to schedule Lecture: M EVE (4-6 PM) (4-270)
______
Discusses topics of current interest in chemical biology.
Fall: L. Kiessling
Spring: M. Shoulders
No textbook information available

5.931 Seminar in Physical Chemistry
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: 5.60
Units: 1-0-0 [P/D/F]
Add to schedule Lecture: T EVE (4-6 PM) (6-120)
______
Discusses topics of current interest in physical chemistry.
Fall: B. McGuire, S. Peng
Spring: B. McGuire, S. Peng
No textbook information available

5.941 Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry
______

Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: 5.03
Units: 1-0-0 [P/D/F]
Add to schedule Lecture: W EVE (4-6 PM) (4-370)
______
Discusses current research in inorganic chemistry.
Fall: Y. Surendranath
Spring: Y. Surendranath
No textbook information available

5.95[J] Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering
______

Graduate (Fall)
(Same subject as 1.95[J], 7.59[J], 8.395[J], 18.094[J])
(Subject meets with 2.978)
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-2 [P/D/F]
Add to schedule TBA.
______
Participatory seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. Topics include theories of adult learning; course development; promoting active learning, problemsolving, and critical thinking in students; communicating with a diverse student body; using educational technology to further learning; lecturing; creating effective tests and assignments; and assessment and evaluation. Students research and present a relevant topic of particular interest. Appropriate for both novices and those with teaching experience.
J. Rankin
No textbook information available

5.961[J] Leadership and Professional Strategies & Skills Training (LEAPS), Part I: Advancing Your Professional Strategies and Skills
______

Graduate (Spring); second half of term
(Same subject as 8.396[J], 9.980[J], 12.396[J], 18.896[J])
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-1 [P/D/F]
______
Part I (of two parts) of the LEAPS graduate career development and training series. Topics include: navigating and charting an academic career with confidence; convincing an audience with clear writing and arguments; mastering public speaking and communications; networking at conferences and building a brand; identifying transferable skills; preparing for a successful job application package and job interviews; understanding group dynamics and different leadership styles; leading a group or team with purpose and confidence. Postdocs encouraged to attend as non-registered participants. Limited to 80.
A. Frebel

5.962[J] Leadership and Professional Strategies & Skills Training (LEAPS), Part II: Developing Your Leadership Competencies
______

Graduate (Spring); first half of term
(Same subject as 8.397[J], 9.981[J], 12.397[J], 18.897[J])
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-1 [P/D/F]
______
Part II (of two parts) of the LEAPS graduate career development and training series. Topics covered include gaining self awareness and awareness of others, and communicating with different personality types; learning about team building practices; strategies for recognizing and resolving conflict and bias; advocating for diversity and inclusion; becoming organizationally savvy; having the courage to be an ethical leader; coaching, mentoring, and developing others; championing, accepting, and implementing change. Postdocs encouraged to attend as non-registered participants. Limited to 80.
D. Rigos

5.S00 Special Subject in Chemistry
______

Graduate (Fall); second half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: None
Units arranged
URL: https://chemistry.mit.edu/special-topics-in-chemistry-5-s00/
______
Organized lecture, subject consisting of material in the broadly-defined field of chemistry not offered in regularly scheduled subjects.
J. Deutch

5.S64 Special Subject in Chemistry
______

Graduate (Spring); first half of term
Not offered regularly; consult department
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-4
______
Organized lecture consisting of material in the broadly-defined field of chemistry not offered in regularly scheduled subjects.
X. Wang

5.S72 Special Subject in Chemistry
______

Not offered academic year 2024-2025Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-9
______
Organized lecture consisting of material in the broadly defined field of chemistry not offered in regularly scheduled subjects.
J. Cao, B. Zhang

5.S75 Special Subject in Chemistry
______

Not offered academic year 2024-2025Graduate (Spring)
Prereq: None
Units: 2-0-4
______
Organized lecture consisting of material in the broadly-defined field of chemistry not offered in regularly scheduled subjects.
Staff

5.S95 Special Subject in Chemistry
______

Not offered academic year 2024-2025Graduate (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units: 1-0-1 [P/D/F]
URL: https://teachingdevfellow.notion.site/teachingdevfellow/5-S95-Special-Subject-in-Chemistry-2413aeddd2ac4436977e9a36a54a68f6
______
Organized lecture consisting of material in the broadly-defined field of chemistry not offered in regularly scheduled subjects.
Fall: B. Hansberry
Spring: B. Hansberry

5.THG Graduate Thesis
______

Graduate (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Add to schedule TBA.
______
Program of research leading to the writing of a PhD thesis; to be arranged by the student and an appropriate MIT faculty member.
Fall: J. Weisman
Spring: J. Weisman
Summer: J. Weisman
Textbooks arranged individually

5.THU Undergraduate Thesis
______

Undergrad (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units arranged
Add to schedule TBA.
______
Program of original research under supervision of a chemistry faculty member, culminating with the preparation of a thesis. Ordinarily requires equivalent of two terms of research with chemistry department faculty member.
J. Weisman
Textbooks arranged individually

5.UAR[J] Climate and Sustainability Undergraduate Advanced Research
______

Undergrad (Fall, Spring) Can be repeated for credit
(Same subject as 1.UAR[J], 3.UAR[J], 11.UAR[J], 12.UAR[J], 15.UAR[J], 22.UAR[J])
Prereq: Permission of instructor
Units: 2-0-4
Add to schedule Lecture: MW4 (48-316)
______
Provides instruction in effective research, experiential projects, internships, and externships, including choosing and refining problems, surveying previous work and publications, industry best practices, design for robustness, technical presentation, authorship and collaboration, and ethics. Supporting content includes background and context pertaining to climate change and sustainability, as well as tools for sustainable design. Focus for project work includes research topics relevant to the MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC). Students engage in extensive written and oral communication exercises, in the context of an approved advanced research project. A total of 12 units of credit is awarded for completion of the spring and subsequent fall term offerings. Application required; consult MCSC website for more information.
Fall: D. Plata
Spring: D. Plata
No textbook information available

5.UR Undergraduate Research
______

Undergrad (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged [P/D/F]
Add to schedule TBA.
______
Program of research to be arranged by the student and a departmental faculty member. Research can be applied toward undergraduate thesis.
Fall: A. Radosevich
Spring: A. Radosevich
Summer: A. Radosevich
Textbooks arranged individually

5.URG Undergraduate Research
______

Undergrad (Fall, IAP, Spring, Summer) Can be repeated for credit
Prereq: None
Units arranged
Add to schedule TBA.
______
Program of research to be arranged by the student and a departmental faculty member. May be taken for up to 12 units per term, not to exceed a cumulative total of 48 units. A 10-page paper summarizing research is required.
Fall: A. Radosevich
Spring: A. Radosevich
Summer: A. Radosevich
Textbooks arranged individually


left arrow | 5.00-5.4999 | 5.50-5.999, plus UROP and Theses | right arrow



Produced: 22-JUL-2024 05:10 PM