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Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences - Raymond Chang

Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences

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Chang's newest text has been shortened, streamlined and optimized for a one-semester introductory course in physical chemistry for students of biosciences. Most students enrolled in this course have taken general chemistry, organic chemistry, and a year of physics and calculus. Only basic skills of differential and integral calculus are required for understanding the equations. For premedical students, this text will form the basis for taking courses like physiology in medical school. For those intending to pursue graduate study in biosciences, the material presented here will serve as an introduction to topics in biophysical chemistry courses, where more advanced texts such as those by Gennis, van Holde, and Cantor & Schimmel are used. The author's aim is to emphasize understanding physical concepts rather than focusing on precise mathematical development or on actual experimental details. The end-of-chapter problems have both physiochemical and biological applications.

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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ISBN: 9781891389337
ISBN-10: 1891389335
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 772
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.1  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.68
Edition Number: 1

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