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Author Roussel, Marc R., 1966-

Title A Life Scientist's Guide to Physical Chemistry
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (458 pages)
Contents Cover; A LIFE SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; To the student; Studying physical chemistry; To the instructor; Contacting me; Acknowledgments; 1: Orientation: what is physical chemistry about?; A note on graph axis labels and table headings; Part One: Quantum mechanics and spectroscopy; 2: A quick tour of quantum mechanical ideas; 2.1 Light; 2.2 Wave properties of matter; 2.3 Probability waves; 2.4 Quantization of energy; 2.5 A first look at spectroscopy; Key ideas and equations; 3: Spectroscopy; 3.1 Molecular energy
3.2 The Boltzmann distribution3.3 Classes of spectroscopy experiments; 3.4 Absorption spectroscopy; 3.4.1 Absorption spectrometers; 3.4.2 Absorption spectra; 3.4.3 Vibrational spectroscopy; 3.4.4 Electronic spectra; 3.4.5 Beer-Lambert law; 3.5 Fluorescence; 3.5.1 Fluorescence quenching and energy transfer; Key ideas and equations; Suggested reading; Part Two: Thermodynamics; 4: Thermodynamics preliminaries; 4.1 The domain of classical thermodynamics; 4.2 Temperature, heat and thermometers; 4.3 Sign convention; 4.4 Molar, specific and "total" quantities; Key ideas and equations
5.11.2 Direct calorimetry5.11.3 Indirect calorimetry; Key ideas and equations; Suggested reading; 6: The Second Law of Thermodynamics; 6.1 The Second Law of Thermodynamics; 6.2 Intensive and extensive properties; 6.3 Reversible processes and entropy; 6.4 The Second Law of Thermodynamics and entropy; 6.4.1 Entropy of mixing; 6.5 A microscopic picture of entropy; 6.5.1 Vibrational entropy; 6.5.2 Configurational entropy of adsorbed molecules; 6.5.3 Qualitative arguments about entropy; 6.6 Entropy and evolution; 6.7 The Third Law of Thermodynamics; 6.8 Heat engines and the Carnot cycle
6.9 Refrigerators6.10 Thermodynamics: the cynic's view; Key ideas and equations; Suggested reading; 7: Free energy; 7.1 The Clausius inequality; 7.2 Free energy functions; 7.3 Free energy as maximum work; 7.4 Standard states and tabulated values of the state functions; 7.5 Activity: expressing the dependence of Gibbs free energy on concentration; 7.6 Adjusting?G to different temperatures; Key ideas and equations; Suggested reading; 8: Chemical Equilibrium and coupled reactions; 8.1 What does?r Gm mean?; 8.2 Free energy and equilibrium; 8.3 Catalysts and equilibrium; 8.4 Coupled reactions
Suggested reading5: The First Law of Thermodynamics; 5.1 Differentials; 5.2 Pressure-volume work; 5.3 The First Law of Thermodynamics; 5.4 Calculus of differentials; 5.5 Heat and enthalpy; 5.6 Heat capacity; 5.6.1 Heat capacity from statistical thermodynamics; 5.7 Phase transitions; 5.8 Standard states and enthalpies of formation; 5.8.1 Adding chemical reactions; 5.9 More on the relationship between internal energy and enthalpy; 5.10 The dependence of energy and enthalpy changes on temperature; 5.11 Measuring the energy requirements of living organisms; 5.11.1 Nutritional balance
Summary Demonstrates how the tools of physical chemistry can be applied to biological questions, with numerous exercises and clearly-worked examples
Notes 8.5 Active transport
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chemistry, Physical and theoretical -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical -- Textbooks.
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical -- Mathematical models.
Life sciences -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Life sciences -- Textbooks.
Life sciences -- Mathematical models.
Genre/Form Problems and exercises.
Problems and exercises.
Form Electronic book
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113933669X (electronic bk.)
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