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Modern Thermodynamics for Chemists and Biochemists

Second Edition

Dennis Sherwood and Paul Dalby

February 2018

ISBN: 9780198784708

928 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Price: £45.00

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.

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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.

  • Clarity of explanation of many difficult concepts
  • All mathematics fully and accessibly presented
  • Vivid, easy-to-read writing style
  • Many fresh examples
  • Covers latest applications of thermodynamics for biochemists, biochemical engineers and pharmacists
  • Includes comprehensive glossary

About the Author(s)

Dennis Sherwood, Managing Director, The Silver Bullet Machine Manufacturing Company LTD, and Paul Dalby, Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University College London

Dennis Sherwood is Managing Director of The Silver Bullet Machine Manufacturing Company Ltd. Dennis coauthored Crystals, X-rays and Proteins (Oxford University Press, 2010) and is the author of Introductory Chemical Thermodynamics (Longman, 1971). He earned his PhD in Biology at University of California at San Diego.

Paul Dalby is Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology at University College London, and Co-Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies. Paul's research combines protein engineering and formulation, with biophysical characterisation, to understand the factors that influence protein stability. This informs protein engineering and formulation designs that can improve therapeutic protein manufacturing and delivery to patients. Paul earned his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

    Part 1 - Fundamentals
    1: Systems and states
    2: Work and energy
    3: Temperature and heat
    4: Thermodynamics and mathematics
    Part 2 - The Three Laws
    5: The First Law of Thermodynamics
    6: Enthalpy and thermochemistry
    7: Ideal gas processes - and some non-ideal ones too
    8: Spontaneous changes
    9: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
    10: Clausius, Kelvin, Planck, Carathéodory and Carnot
    11: Order, information and time
    12: The Third Law of Thermodynamics
    Part 3 - Free energy, spontaneity and equilibrium
    13: Free energy
    14: Chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics
    Part 4 - Chemical applications
    15: Phase equilibria
    16: Reactions in solution
    17: Acids, bases, and buffer solutions
    18: Boiling points and melting points
    19: Mixing and osmosis
    20: Electrochemistry
    21: Mathematical round-up
    22: From ideal to real
    Part 5 - Biochemical applications
    23: The biochemical standard state
    24: The bioenergetics of living cells
    25: Macromolecular conformations and interactions
    26: Thermodynamics today - and tomorrow

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