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Readership: First and second year undergraduates taking a first course in physical chemistry as part of a life science, biological chemistry, or biochemistry degree programme.
Peter Atkins, Fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford, and Julio de Paula, Professor of Chemistry, Lewis & Clark College
Review(s) from previous edition"An excellent textbook - fun to read and crystal clear. - Dr Hans A. Heus, Radboud University Nijmegen
"The toolkits are great, the worked examples will be very useful and the 'in the laboratory' sections are very nice to read, and will provide great teaching material. As [in the first edition] the use of recently developed techniques is superb.
" - Dr Perdita Barran, University of Edinburgh
"The authors succeed brilliantly in their aim to show that deep insights into the behaviour of biological systems can be gained by applying the principles of physical chemistry. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it without reservation to teachers and students alike.
" - Chemistry World, January 2006
"This book provides an excellent insight into the subject of physical chemistry, understandable and suitable for both beginners and experts of chemistry.
" - Internal Journal of Biological Macromolecules, August 2006
Part 1 - Biochemical Thermodynamics
1: The First Law
2: The Second Law
3: Phase Equilibria
4: Chemical Equilibrium
5: Thermodynamics of Ion and Electron Transport
Part 2- The Kinetics of Life Processes
6: The Rates of Reactions
7: Accounting for the Rate Laws
8: Complex Biochemical Processes
Part 3 - Biomolecular Structure
9: Microscopic Systems and Quantization
10: The Chemical Bond
11: Macromolecules and Self-Assembly
Part 4 - Biomolecular Spectroscopy
12: Optical Techniques and Photobiology
14: Magnetic Resonance