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Biophysical Chemistry

James P. Allen 
Wiley-Blackwell  August 2008  



Hardcover  512 pp  ISBN 9781405124362      £45.00
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

Contents

Preface.

1. 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.

References and Further Reading.
Problems.
Answers to Problems.
Index

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