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Author Sherwood, Dennis, author

Title Modern thermodynamics for chemists and biochemists / Dennis Sherwood and Paul Dalby
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Contents Fundamentals. Systems and states ; Work and energy ; Temperature and heat ; Thermodynamics and mathematics -- The three laws. The first law of thermodynamics ; Enthalpy and thermochemistry ; Ideal gas processes : and two ideal gas case studies too ; Spontaneous changes ; The second law of thermodynamics ; Clausius, Kelvin, Planck, Caratheódory and Carnot ; Order, information and time ; The third law of thermodynamics -- Free energy, spontaneity, and equilibrium. Free energy ; Chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics -- Chemical applications. Phase equilibria ; Reactions in solution ; Acids, bases and buffer solutions ; Boiling points and melting points ; Mixing and osmosis ; Electrochemistry ; Mathematical round up ; From ideal to real -- Biochemical applications. The biochemical standard state ; The bioenergetics of living cells ; Macromolecular conformations and interactions ; Thermodynamics today : and tomorrow
Summary Thermodynamics is fundamental to university curricula in chemistry, physics, engineering and many life sciences. It is also notoriously difficult for students to understand, learn and apply. This book explains the fundamental concepts with great clarity, and shows how they can be applied to a variety of chemical and life science contexts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource ; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 23, 2018)
Subject Thermodynamics
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Thermodynamics.
Form Electronic book
Author Dalby, Paul, author
ISBN 0191085820 (electronic bk.)
9780191085826 (electronic bk.)