Physical Chemistry Principles and Applications in Biological Sciences

ISBN-10: 013095943X
ISBN-13: 9780130959430
Edition: 4th 2002 (Revised)
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Description: This best-selling volume presents the principles and applications of physical chemistry as they are used to solve problems in biology and medicine.The First Law; the Second Law; free energy and chemical equilibria; free energy and physical  More...

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List price: $172.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/6/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 740
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

This best-selling volume presents the principles and applications of physical chemistry as they are used to solve problems in biology and medicine.The First Law; the Second Law; free energy and chemical equilibria; free energy and physical Equilibria; molecular motion and transport properties; kinetics: rates of chemical reactions; enzyme kinetics; the theory and spectroscopy of molecular structures and interactions: molecular distributions and statistical thermodynamics; and macromolecular structure and X-ray diffraction.For anyone interested in physical chemistry as it relates to problems in biology and medicine.

Preface
About the Authors
Introduction
The Human Genome and Beyond
Transcription and Translation
Ion Channels
The First Law: Energy Is Conserved
Energy Conversion and Conservation
Describing the State of a System
Phase Changes
Chemical Reactions
Molecular Interpretations of Energy and Enthalpy
Mathematics Needed for Chapter 2
The Second Law: The Entropy of the Universe Increases
Historical Development of the Second Law: The Carnot Cycle
A New State Function, Entropy
The Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy Is Not Conserved
Molecular Interpretation of Entropy
Measurement of Entropy
Chemical Reactions
Third Law of Thermodynamics
Gibbs Free Energy
Helmholtz Free Energy
Noncovalent Reactions
Use of Partial Derivatives in Thermodynamics
Free Energy and Chemical Equilibria
Chemical Potential (Partial Molar Gibbs Free Energy)
Reactions of Gases: The Ideal Gas Approximation
Nonideal Systems
The Equilibrium Constant and the Standard Gibbs Free Energies of the Reactants and Products
Galvanic Cells
Biochemical Applications of Thermodynamics
Mathematics Needed for Chapter 4
Free Energy and Physical Equilibria
Phase Equilibria
Membranes
Active and Passive Transport
Colligative Properties
Molecular-Weight Determination
Internet
Molecular Motion and Transport Properties
Kinetic Theory
Molecular Collisions
Mean Free Path
Diffusion
Sedimentation
Determination of Molecular Weights from Sedimentation and Diffusion
Viscosity
Electrophoresis
Size and Shape of Macromolecules
Kinetics: Rates of Chemical Reactions
Kinetics
Reaction Mechanisms and Rate Laws
Temperature Dependence
Transition-State Theory
Electron Transfer Reactions: Marcus Theory
Ionic Reactions and Salt Effects
Isotopes and Stereochemical Properties
Very Fast Reactions
Diffusion-Controlled Reactions
Photochemistry and Photobiology
Photosynthesis
Mathematics Needed for Chapter 7
Enzyme Kinetics
Enzyme Kinetics
Michaelis-Menten Kinetics
Competition and Inhibition
Mathematics Needed for Chapter 8
Molecular Structures and Interactions: Theory
The Process of Vision
Origins of Quantum Theory
Quantum Mechanical Calculations
Schrodinger's Equation
Particle in a Box
Tunneling
Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Rigid Rotator
Hydrogen Atom
Electron Distribution
Molecular Structure and Molecular Orbitals
Intermolecular and Intramolecular Forces
Noncovalent Interactions
Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Outlook
Schrodinger's Equation
Some Useful Operators
Mathematics Needed for Chapter 9
Molecular Structures and Interactions: Spectroscopy
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Color and Refractive Index
Absorption and Emission of Radiation
Proteins and Nucleic Acids: Ultraviolet Absorption Spectra
Fluorescence
Optical Rotatory Dispersion and Circular Dichroism
Circular Dichroism of Nucleic Acids and Proteins
Vibrational Spectra, Infrared Absorption, and Raman Scattering
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Interactions in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Molecular Distributions and Statistical Thermodynamics
Binding of Small Molecules by a Polymer
The Random Walk
Helix-Coil Transitions
Statistical Thermodynamics
Mathematics Needed for Chapter 11
Macromolecular Structure and X-Ray Diffraction
Visible Images
X Rays
Determination of Molecular Structure
Electron Diffraction
Neutron Diffraction
Electron Microscopy
Mathematics Needed for Chapter 12
Appendix
Answers
Index

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