Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/30/2011
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

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With the first edition of Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences, life science students at last had a text that explored biochemical phenomena from their perspective – an expertly crafted resource specifically designed to help biology majors master the physical chemistry they needed to know. Now Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula’s acclaimed text returns, bringing the worlds of physical chemistry and biology more effectively than ever.

Author Biography

Professor Peter Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford, and the author of more than sixty books for students and a general audience.  His texts are market leaders around the globe.  A frequent lecturer in the United States and throughout the world, he has held visiting professorships in France, Israel, Japan, China and New Zealand.  He was the founding chairman of the Committee on Chemistry Education of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and a member of IUPAC's Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division. 
Julio de Paula is a Professor of Chemistry at Lewis and Clark College. A native of Brazil, Professor de paula received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Yale University.  His research activities encompass the areas of molecular spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, and nanoscience.  He has taught courses in general chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, instrumental analysis and writing.

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Biochemical Thermodynamics
1: The First Law
2: The Second Law
3: Phase Equilibria
4: Chemical Equilibrium
5: Thermodynamics of Ion and Electron Transport
Part 2- The Kinetics of Life Processes
6: The Rates of Reactions
7: Accounting for the Rate Laws
8: Complex Biochemical Processes
Part 3 - Biomolecular Structure
9: Microscopic Systems and Quantization
10: The Chemical Bond
11: Macromolecules and Self-Assembly
Part 4 - Biomolecular Spectroscopy
12: Optical Spectroscopy and Photobiology
13: Magnetic Resonance

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