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Author Allen, James P.

Title Biophysical chemistry / James P. Allen
Published Oxford ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 492 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Basic thermodynamic and biochemical concepts -- pt. 1. Thermodynamics and kinetics. First law of thermodynamics ; Second law of thermodynamics ; Phase diagrams, mixtures, and chemical potential ; Equilibria and reactions involving protons ; Oxidation/reduction reactions and bioenergetics ; Kinetics and enzymes ; The Boltzmann distribution and statistical thermodynamics -- pt. 2. Quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Quantum theory: introduction and principles ; Particle in a box and tunneling ; Vibrational motion and infrared spectroscopy ; Atomic structure: hydrogen atom and multi-electron atoms ; Chemical bonds and protein interactions ; Electronic transitions and optical spectroscopy ; X-ray diffraction and extended x-ray absorption fine structure ; Magnetic resonance -- pt. 3. Understanding biological systems using physical chemistry. Signal transduction ; Membrane potentials, transporters, and channels ; Molecular imaging ; Photosynthesis -- Answers to problems -- Fundamental constants -- Conversion factors for energy units -- The periodic table
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Physical biochemistry.
Chemistry, Physical.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007038528
ISBN 1444300733 (electronic bk.)
9781444300734 (electronic bk.)