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Biophysical Chemistry

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512 pages
"Biophysical Chemistry is an outstanding book that delivers both fundamental and complex biophysical principles, along with an excellent overview of the current biophysical research areas, in a manner that makes it accessible for mathematically and non-mathematically inclined readers." (Journal of Chemical Biology, February 2009)

 

This text presents physical chemistry through the use of biological and biochemical topics, examples and applications to biochemistry. It lays out the necessary calculus in a step by step fashion for students who are less mathematically inclined, leading them through fundamental concepts, such as a quantum mechanical description of the hydrogen atom rather than simply stating outcomes. Techniques are presented with an emphasis on learning by analyzing real data.

  • Presents physical chemistry through the use of biological and biochemical topics, examples and applications to biochemistry
  • Lays out the necessary calculus in a step by step fashion for students who are less mathematically inclined
  • Presents techniques with an emphasis on learning by analyzing real data
  • Features qualitative and quantitative problems at the end of each chapter
  • All art available for download online and on CD-ROM
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Preface
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Short contents
Basic thermodynamic and biochemical concepts
Part 1: Thermodynamics and kinetics 2 First law of thermodynamics 3 Second law of thermodynamics 4 Phase diagrams, mixtures, and chemical potential 5 Equilibria and reactions involving protons 6 Oxidation/reduction reactions and bioenergetics 7 Kinetics and enzymes 8 The Boltzmann distribution and statistical thermodynamics
Part 2: Quantum mechanics and spectroscopy 9 Quantum theory: introduction and principles 10 Particle in a box and tunneling 11 Vibrational motion and infrared spectroscopy 12 Atomic structure: hydrogen atom and multi-electron atoms 13 Chemical bonds and protein interactions 14 Electronic transitions and optical spectroscopy 15 X-ray diffraction and extended X-ray absorption fine structure 16 Magnetic resonance
Part 3: Understanding biological systems using physical chemistry 17 Signal transduction 18 Membrane potentials, transporters, and channels 19 Molecular imaging 20 Photosynthesis
Answers to problems Index Fundamental constants Conversion factors for energy units The periodic table
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