January 2009, ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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
- Features qualitative and quantitative problems at the end of
- All art available for download online and on CD-ROM
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.
References and Further Reading.
Answers to Problems.
- A rigorous, up-to-date text presenting physical chemistry through the use of biological and biochemical topics, examples, and applications to biochemistry, with cases drawn from timely research areas in biochemistry
- Emphasizes important advances in biochemistry
- Concepts are crystallized by an integrative examination of current research problems
- Designed to accommodate students without presuming unrealistic prior knowledge of maths theory, it explains essential calculus models in a step-by-step fashion, and enables teachers to have flexibility in deciding which derivations to use in class
- Every chapter features important recent advances in biochemistry, an examination of current research problems, maths and derivation boxes to guide students, and examples of both numerical and concept-based problems
- Students are guided through an in-depth understanding of fundamental concepts and techniques are presented with an emphasis on learning through analysis of real data