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
     
 

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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

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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

INTRODUCTION
1. The consequences of physics and chemistry for life
THE ENERGETICS OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS
2. Basic thermodynamics
3. Chemical potential and multiple component systems
4. Binding of ligands to macromolecules
5. Acids, bases and pH regulation
6. Oxidation-reduction reactions and electrochemistry
7. Properties of solutions
8. Ideal and non-ideal systems
THE RATES OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS
9. Basic chemical kinetics and single-step reactions
10. Applications of chemical kinetics to multi-step reactions
11. Catalysis and enzyme kinetics
12. Multi-substrate enzyme kinetics and enzyme inhibition
13. Coupled reactions and biochemical pathways
ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR STRUCTURE
14. Quantum mechanics: particles, waves and the quantization of energy
15. Electrons in atoms
16. Bonding in molecules
17. Introduction to atomic and molecular spectroscopy
18. Non-covalent interactions and macromolecular structure
APPENDICES
A1. note on units and constants
A2. Mathematical tools needed for this text
A3. Answers to problems

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