Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-30
  • Publisher: Univ Science Books

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Chang's newest text is intended for use in a one-semester introductory course in physical chemistry for students of the biosciences. The author emphasizes the understanding of physical concepts rather than focussing on precise mathematical development or on actual experimental details. Only basic skills of differential and integral calculus are required to understand the equations. The extensive array of end of chapter problems have both physicochemical and biological applications, and a detailed Solutions Manual is available.

Author Biography

Raymond Chang teaches in the chemistry department at Williams College.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Properties of gasesp. 7
The first law of thermodynamicsp. 39
The second law of thermodynamicsp. 81
Solutionsp. 127
Chemical equilibriump. 193
Electrochemistryp. 235
Acids and basesp. 267
Chemical kineticsp. 311
Enzyme kineticsp. 363
Quantum mechanics and atomic structurep. 401
The chemical bondp. 447
Intermolecular forcesp. 489
Spectroscopyp. 513
Photochemistry and photobiologyp. 575
Macromoleculesp. 599
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