9780198784708

Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

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    9780198784708

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    0198784708

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-05-08
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Dennis Sherwood, Managing Director, The Silver Bullet Machine Manufacturing Company LTD,Paul Dalby, Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University College London

Dennis Sherwood is Managing Director of The Silver Bullet Machine Manufacturing Company Ltd. Dennis coauthored Crystals, X-rays and Proteins (Oxford University Press, 2010) and is the author of Introductory Chemical Thermodynamics (Longman, 1971). He earned his PhD in Biology at University of California at San Diego.

Paul Dalby is Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology at University College London, and Co-Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies. Paul's research combines protein engineering and formulation, with biophysical characterisation, to understand the factors that influence protein stability. This informs protein engineering and formulation designs that can improve therapeutic protein manufacturing and delivery to patients. Paul earned his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents


Part 1 - Fundamentals
1. Systems and states
2. Work and energy
3. Temperature and heat
4. Thermodynamics and mathematics
Part 2 - The Three Laws
5. The First Law of Thermodynamics
6. Enthalpy and thermochemistry
7. Ideal gas processes - and some non-ideal ones too
8. Spontaneous changes
9. The Second Law of Thermodynamics
10. Clausius, Kelvin, Planck, Caratheodory and Carnot
11. Order, information and time
12. The Third Law of Thermodynamics
Part 3 - Free energy, spontaneity and equilibrium
13. Free energy
14. Chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics
Part 4 - Chemical applications
15. Phase equilibria
16. Reactions in solution
17. Acids, bases, and buffer solutions
18. Boiling points and melting points
19. Mixing and osmosis
20. Electrochemistry
21. Mathematical round-up
22. From ideal to real
Part 5 - Biochemical applications
23. The biochemical standard state
24. The bioenergetics of living cells
25. Macromolecular conformations and interactions
26. Thermodynamics today - and tomorrow

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