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Author Roussel, Marc R., 1966-

Title A life scientist's guide to physical chemistry / Marc R. Roussel, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Lethbrige, Canada


 McDonald 2nd Floor  QD456 .R68 2012    AVAILABLE
Call # QD456 .R68 2012
Descript xiv, 442 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"Motivating students to engage with physical chemistry through biological examples, this textbook demonstrates how the tools of physical chemistry can be used to illuminate biological questions. It clearly explains key principles and their relevance to life science students, using only the most straightforward and relevant mathematical tools. More than 350 exercises are spread throughout the chapters, covering a wide range of biological applications and explaining issues that students often find challenging. These, along with problems at the end of each chapter and end-of-term review questions, encourage active and continuous study. Over 130 worked examples, many deriving directly from life sciences, help students connect principles and theories to their own laboratory studies. Connections between experimental measurements and key theoretical quantities are frequently highlighted and reinforced. Answers to the exercises are included in the book. Fully worked solutions and answers to the review problems, password-protected for instructors, are available at"-- Provided by publisher
Contents 1. Orientation: what is physical chemistry about?; A note on graph axis labels and table headings -- Part I. Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy: 2. A quick tour of quantum mechanical ideas; 3. Spectroscopy -- Part II. Thermodynamics: 4. Thermodynamics preliminaries; 5. The first law of thermodynamics; 6. The second law of thermodynamics; 7. Free energy; 8. Chemical equilibrium and coupled reactions; 9. Non-ideal behavior; 10. Electrochemistry -- Part III. Kinetics: 11. Basics of chemical kinetics; 12. Initial rate experiments and simple empirical rate laws; 13. Integrated rate laws; 14. Complex reactions; 15. Enzyme kinetics; 16. Techniques for studying fast reactions; 17. Factors that affect the rate constant; 18. Diffusion and reactions in solution -- Appendix A. Standard thermodynamic properties at 298.15 K and 1 bar -- Appendix B. Standard reduction potenials at 298.15 K ad 1 bar -- Appendix C. Physical properties of water -- Appendix D. The SI system of units -- Appendix E. Universal constants and conversion factors -- Appendix F. Periodic table of the elements, with molar masses -- Appendix G. Selected isotopic masses and abundances -- Appendix H. Properties of exponentials and logarithmic functions -- Appendix I. Review of integral calculus -- Appendix J. End-of-term review problems -- Appendix K. Answers to exercises
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