Ebook
Thermodynamics of Pharmaceutical Systems: An Introduction for Students of PharmacyISBN: 9780471461395
360 pages
April 2003

Students investigating drug discovery, drug delivery, and drug action will benefit from Kenneth Connors’s authoritative treatment of the fundamentals of thermodynamics as well as his attention to drug molecules and experimental considerations. An extensive appendix that reviews the mathematics needed to master the pharmacy curriculum proves an invaluable reference. Connors divides his oneofakind text into three sections: Basic Thermodynamics, Thermodynamics of Physical Processes, and Thermodynamics of Chemical Processes; chapters include:

Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics

The Entropy Concept

Phase Transformations

Solubility

AcidBase Equilibria

Noncovalent Binding Equilibria
Thermodynamics need not be a mystery nor be confined to the realm of mathematical theory. Thermodynamics of Pharmaceutical Systems introduces students of pharmacy to the profound thermodynamic applications in the laboratory while also serving as a handy resource for practicing researchers.
I: BASIC THERMODYNAMICS.
1. Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics.
1.1. Fundamental Concepts.
1.2. The First Law of Thermodynamics.
1.3. The Enthalpy.
2. The Entropy Concept.
2.1. The Entropy Defined.
2.2. The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
2.3. Applications of the Entropy Concept.
3. The Free Energy.
3.1. Properties of the Free Energy.
3.2. The Chemical Potential.
4. Equilibrium.
4.1. Conditions for Equilibrium.
4.2. Physical Processes.
4.3. Chemical Equilibrium.
II: THERMODYNAMICS OF PHYSICAL PROCESSES.
5. Introduction to Physical Processes.
5.1. Scope.
5.2. Concentration Scales.
5.3. Standard States.
6. Phase Transformations.
6.1. Pure Substances.
6.2. Multicomponent Systems.
7. Solutions of Nonelectrolytes.
7.1. Ideal Solutions.
7.2. Nonideal Solutions.
7.3. Partitioning between Liquid Phases.
8. Solutions of Electrolytes.
8.1. Coulombic Interaction and Ionic Dissociation.
8.2. Mean Ionic Activity and Activity Coefficient.
8.3. The DebyeHu?ckel Theory.
9. Colligative Properties.
9.1. Boiling Point Elevation.
9.2. Freezing Point Depression.
9.3. Osmotic Pressure.
9.4. Isotonicity Calculations.
10. Solubility.
10.1. Solubility as an Equilibrium Constant.
10.2. The Ideal Solubility.
10.3. Temperature Dependence of the Solubility.
10.4. Solubility of Slightly Soluble Salts.
10.5. Solubilities of Nonelectrolytes: Further Issues.
11. Surfaces and Interfaces.
11.1. Thermodynamic Properties.
11.2. Adsorption.
III: THERMODYNAMICS OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES.
12. AcidBase Equilibria.
12.1. AcidBase Theory.
12.2. pH Dependence of AcidBase Equilibria.
12.3. Calculation of Solution pH.
12.4. AcidBase Titrations.
12.5. Aqueous Solubility of Weak Acids and Bases.
12.6. Nonaqueous AcidBase Behavior.
12.7. AcidBase Structure and Strength.
13. Electrical Work.
13.1. Introduction.
13.2. OxidationReduction Reactions.
13.3. Electrochemical Cells.
13.4. pH Measurement.
13.5. IonSelective Membrane Electrodes.
14. Noncovalent Binding Equilibria.
14.1. Introduction.
14.2. The Noncovalent Interactions.
14.3. Binding Models.
14.4. Measurement of Binding Constants.
APPENDIXES.
A. Physical Constants.
B. Review of Mathematics.
B.1. Introduction.
B.2. Logarithms and Exponents.
B.3. Algebraic and Graphical Analysis.
B.4. Dealing with Change.
B.5. Statistical Treatment of Data.
B.6. Dimensions and Units.
ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS.
BIBLIOGRAPHY.
INDEX.
"...the book for those who are just entering the world of thermodynamics as well as for those...without active participation...this book should be the one to read first before any other books...graduate students...and those scientists in pharmaceutical industry will find the book...invaluable in their research..." (Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 20, No. 9, September 2003)