Principles and Problems in Physical Chemistry for Biochemists / Edition 2

Principles and Problems in Physical Chemistry for Biochemists / Edition 2

by Nicholas C. Price, Raymond A. Dwek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198555121

ISBN-13: 9780198555124

Pub. Date: 01/10/1980

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Limiting themselves to areas that have direct application to biology, the authors of this textbook present information on the properties and reactions of chemical compounds at the level of atoms and molecules, explaining how these processes affect the character of the behavior of chemical systems in biological organisms. The material is divided into three sections…  See more details below

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Limiting themselves to areas that have direct application to biology, the authors of this textbook present information on the properties and reactions of chemical compounds at the level of atoms and molecules, explaining how these processes affect the character of the behavior of chemical systems in biological organisms. The material is divided into three sections that deal with the energy requirements of chemical processes, the rates at which processes occur, and how the atomic structures of molecules determine their chemical properties. The final section includes a discussion of molecular spectroscopy, exploring the way in which chemical compounds interact with electromagnetic radiation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198555124
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/10/1980
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.56(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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