Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications in Biological Sciences eBook (5e) : 9780133557503

Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications in Biological Sciences eBook (5e)

Tinoco,I et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Written specifically for the life-science student, the 5th Edition of the bestselling Physical Chemistry: Principles and Applications in Biological Sciences covers core aspects of biophysical chemistry–while showing how biochemists and biophysicists use principles of physical vhemistry to solve real problems in biological systems.

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Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: The First Law: Energy is Conserved
  • Chapter 3: The Second Law: The Entropy of the Universe Increases
  • Chapter 4: Free Energy and Chemical Equilibria
  • Chapter 5: The Statistical Foundations of Biophysical Chemistry
  • Chapter 6: Physical Equilibria
  • Chapter 7: Electrochemistry
  • Chapter 8:  The Motion of Biological Molecules
  • Chapter 9: Kinetics: Rates of Chemical Reactions
  • Chapter 10: Enzyme Kinetics
  • Chapter 11: Molecular Structures and Interactions: Theory
  • Chapter 12: Molecular Structures and Interactions: Biomolecules
  • Chapter 13: Optical Spectroscopy
  • Chapter 14: Magnetic Resonance
  • Chapter 15: Macromolecular Structure and X-Ray Diffraction
Features & benefits
  • A streamlined treatment covers the core aspects of biophysical chemistry (thermodynamics and kinetics as well as quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction), which are of great importance to students of biology and biochemistry. Essentially all applications of the concepts are of interest to life-science students; nearly all the problems apply to life-science examples.
  • Clear, explicit writing helps students, especially those with weaker math skills, cement their conceptual understanding of physical chemistry
  • An appropriate level of mathematics uses elementary calculus to derive equations and carefully defines the scope of mathematics needed to solve problems.
  • Emphasis on methods such as modern fluorescence, calorimetry and single molecule techniques introduces students to techniques that are important in biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Theory of molecular structure and interactions begins with the origins of quantum mechanics, and builds up to intermolecular and intramolecular forces and the use of semi-empirical methods to calculate molecular conformation, giving students a better understanding of the concepts and methods used to calculate and predict macromolecular structures
  • Emphasis on nuclear magnetic resonance and fluorescence spectroscopy provides an in-depth look at the two main methods used to study proteins and nucleic acids in solution.
  • Updated coverage of molecular structures and X-ray diffraction (Ch. 15) offers a detailed discussion of how a structure is obtained from a measured diffraction pattern. X-ray diffraction available to non-specialists to determine structures of proteins and nucleic acids.
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