Principles and Problems in Physical Chemistry for Biochemists / Edition 3

Principles and Problems in Physical Chemistry for Biochemists / Edition 3

by Nicholas C. Price, Raymond A. Dwek, Mark Wormald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198792816

ISBN-13: 9780198792819

Pub. Date: 01/10/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

What use is physical chemistry to the student of biochemistry and biology? This central question is answered in this book mainly through the use of worked examples and problems. The book starts by introducing the laws of thermodynamics, and then uses these laws to derive the equations relevant to the student in dealing with chemical equilibria (including the

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What use is physical chemistry to the student of biochemistry and biology? This central question is answered in this book mainly through the use of worked examples and problems. The book starts by introducing the laws of thermodynamics, and then uses these laws to derive the equations relevant to the student in dealing with chemical equilibria (including the binding of small molecules to proteins), properties of solutions, acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction processes. The student is thus shown how a knowledge of thermodynamic qualities makes it possible to predict whether, and how, a reaction will proceed. Thermodynamics, however, gives no information about how fast a reaction will happen. The study of the rates at which processes occur (kinetics) forms the second main theme of the book. This section poses and answers questions such as 'how is the rate of a reaction affected by temperature, pH, ionic strength, and the nature of the reactants? These same ideas are then shown to be useful in the study of enzyme-catalysed reactions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198792819
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/10/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Notes to the reader
Symbols
Introduction
1The consequences of physics and chemistry for life3
2Basic thermodynamics11
3Chemical potential and multiple component systems34
4Binding of ligends to macromolecules54
5Acids, bases and pH regulation74
6Oxidation-reduction reactions and electrochemistry97
7Chemical potentials and the properties of solutions122
8Ideal and non-ideal solutions146
9Basic chemical kinetics and single-step reactions171
10Applications of chemical kinetics to multistep reactions197
11Catalysis and enzyme kinetics213
12Multisubstrate enzyme kinetics and enzyme inhibition237
13Coupled reactions and biochemical pathways257
14Quantum mechanics: particles, waves and the quantisation of energy275
15Electrons in atoms291
16Bonding in molecules304
17Interaction of molecules with electromagnetic radiation325
18Non-covalent interactions and macromolecular structure340
App. 1: Note on units and constants361
App. 2: Mathematical tools needed for this text363
App. 3: Answers to problems367
Index397

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