Physical Chemistry and Its Biological Applications

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Elsevier, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 602 pages
Physical Chemistry and Its Biological Applications presents the basic principles of physical chemistry and shows how the methods of physical chemistry are being applied to increase understanding of living systems.
Chapters 1 and 2 of the book discuss states of matter and solutions of nonelectrolytes. Chapters 3 to 5 examine laws in thermodynamics and solutions of electrolytes. Chapters 6 to 8 look at acid-base equilibria and the link between electromagnetic radiation and the structure of atoms. Chapters 9 to 11 cover different types of bonding, the rates of chemical reactions, and the process of adsorption. Chapters 12 to 14 present molecular aggregates, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and photochemistry, and radiation.
This book is useful to biological scientists for self-study and reference. With modest additions of mathematical material by the teacher, the book should also be suitable for a full-year major's course in physical chemistry.

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 STATES OF MATTER
1
CHAPTER 2 SOLUTIONS OF NONELECTROLYTES
51
FIRST LAW AND THERMOCHEMISTRY
89
SECOND LAW AND EQUILIBRIUM
115
CHAPTER 5 SOLUTIONS OF ELECTROLYTES
152
CHAPTER 6 ACIDBASE EQUILIBRIA
181
CHAPTER 7 OXIDATIONREDUCTION EQUILIBRIA
213
CHAPTER 8 ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND THE STRUCTURE OF ATOMS
244
CHAPTER 10 KINETICS OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS
338
CHAPTER 11 ADSORPTION AND SURFACE EFFECTS
403
CHAPTER 12 MACROMOLECULES AND MOLECULAR AGGREGATES
436
CHAPTER 13 MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY
494
CHAPTER 14 PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND RADIATION CHEMISTRY
536
Table of Symbols and Abbreviations
581
Index
583
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CHAPTER 9 BONDING AND MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
288

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