Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences

ISBN-10: 0805382771

ISBN-13: 9780805382778

Edition: 2008

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Key Message:Physical Chemistry for the Biosciencespresents the core concepts of physical chemistry with mathematical rigor and conceptual clarity, and develops the modern biological applications alongside the physical principles. The traditional presentations of physical chemistry are augmented with material that makes these chemical ideas biologically relevant, applying physical principles to the understanding of the complex problems of 21st century biology. Key Topics: Physical Chemistry, Biology Market: For all readers interested in physical chemistry and biology.
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List price: $176.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/12/2007
Binding: E-Book 
Pages: 792
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

Thomas Engel has taught chemistry for more than 20 years at the University of Washington, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry and Associate Chair for the Undergraduate Program. Professor Engel received his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from the Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago. He then spent 11 years as a researcher in Germany and Switzerland, in which time he received the Dr. rer. nat. habil. degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. In 1980, he left the IBM research laboratory in Zurich to become a faculty member at the University of Washington. Professor Engel's research interests are in the area of surface chemistry, and he has published more than 80 articles and book chapters in this field. He has received the Surface Chemistry or Colloids Award from the American Chemical Society and a Senior Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which has allowed him to establish collaborations with researchers in Germany. He is currently working together with European manufacturers of catalytic converters to improve their performance for diesel engines. Philip Reid has taught chemistry at the University of Washington since he joined the chemistry faculty in 1995. Professor Reid received his bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound in 1986, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, campus before moving to Washington. Professor Reid's research interests are in the areas of atmosphere chemistry, condensed-phase reaction dynamics, and nonlinear optical materials. He has published more than 70 articles in these fields. Professor Reid is the recipient of a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, is a Cottrell Scholar of the Research Corporation, and is a Sloan fellow.

Fundamental Concepts of Thermodynamics
Heat, Work, Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and the First Law of Thermodynamics
The Importance of State Functions: Internal Energy and Enthalpy
Entropy and the Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics
The Gibbs Energy and Chemical Equilibrium
Phase Equilibria
Ideal and Real Solutions
Electrolyte Solutions, Electrochemical Cells, and Redox Reactions
Principles of Biochemical Thermodynamics
Biochemical Equilibria
From Classical to Quantum Mechanics
The Schr�dinger Equation
Using Quantum Mechanics on Simple Systems: The Free Particle, the Particle in a Box, and the Harmonic Oscillator
The Hydrogen Atom and Many-Electron Atoms
Chemical Bonding in Diatomic Molecules
Molecular Structure and Energy Levels for Polyatomic Molecules
Vibrational and Rotational Spectroscopy
Electronic Spectroscopy
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
The Structure of Biomolecules at the Nanometer Scale: X-Ray Diffraction and Atomic Force Microscopy
The Boltzmann Distribution
Statistical Thermodynamics
Transport Phenomena
Elementary Chemical Kinetics
Complex Biological Reactions
Math Supplement
Data Tables
Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems
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