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Biophysical Chemistry

Molecules to Membranes

  • Peter R. Bergethon
  • Elizabeth R. Simons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 3-8
  3. Review of Thermodynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 11-22
    3. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 23-34
    4. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 35-50
    5. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 51-58
    6. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 59-71
    7. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 72-91
    8. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 92-96
  4. The Nature of Aqueous Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 99-108
    3. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 109-121
    4. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 122-151
    5. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 152-170
    6. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 171-180
    7. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 181-198
  5. Membranes and Surfaces in Biological Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 201-218
    3. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 219-224
    4. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 225-234
    5. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 235-257
    6. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 258-270
    7. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 271-278
    8. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 279-284
    9. Peter R. Bergethon, Elizabeth R. Simons
      Pages 285-298
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 299-340

About this book

Introduction

Biophysical Chemistry: Molecules to Membranes is a one-semester textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students. Developed over several years of teaching, the approach differs from that of other texts by emphasizing thermodynamics of aqueous solutions, by rigorously treating electrostatics and irreversible phenomena, and by applying these principles to topics of biochemistry and biophysics. The main sections are: (1) Basic principles of equilibrium thermodynamics. (2) Structure and behavior of solutions of ions and molecules. The discussions range from properties of bulk water to the solvent structure of solutions of small molecules and macromolecules. (3) Physical principles are extended for the non-homogenous and non-equilibrium nature of biological processes. Areas included are lipid/water systems, transport phenomena, membranes, and bio-electrochemistry. This new textbook will provide an essential foundation for research in cellular physiology, biochemistry, membrane biology, as well as the derived areas bioengineering, pharmacology, nephrology, and many others.

Keywords

Lipid biochemistry bioengineering biophysics physiology thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter R. Bergethon
    • 1
  • Elizabeth R. Simons
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, School of MedicineBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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