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Principles and problems in physical chemistry for biochemists. by Nicholas C. Price and Raymond Dwek, published by Clarendon Press, Oxford. Hard back. BIOCHEMICAL EDUCATION April Vol. 3 No. 2 The Mechanism of Photosynthesis kinetics, enzyme kinetics, spectrophotometry and isotopes. Suggestion. What use is physical chemistry to the student of biochemistry and biology? This central question is answered in this book mainly through the.
Thus the very important point is made but not until p. Binding is very important and is often poorly taught; I frequently come across Ph. In the binding chapter, the Scatchard Plot emerges very surreptitiously, and we are not given very clear guidance of which plot is the best p. This could be a little confusing, because in the section on kinetics e.
The part about oxygen binding to hemoglobin is adequate although I thought it could have been made a bit more physiological; I couldn't find anything about the Bohr effect, for example. There is a box on p.
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There is a very sensible box on p. Most efficiency calculations in the standard texts even Lehninger's are bogus; the one here is on the cytoplasmic ATP yield from the complete oxidation of palmitate.
The section on kinetics of the book starts with a general treatment of chemical kinetics. It was not clear whether we should be using the katal or not I don't know what most enzyme kineticists do these days , and I thought that the view given of enzyme selectivity and specificity was precise but was the view of a chemist.
All this is standard but very sensibly done.
The last chapter in this section deals, somewhat briefly perforce, with coupled reactions and metabolic control analysis. The last section of the book, on atomic and molecular structure, starts with the quantum theory and is on the whole well written, although it has to be admitted that this part of chemistry is perhaps the most difficult to render relevant to students. Some people start with spectra and, as it were, work backwards, but here we are straight into Heisenberg.
There is a calculation of the resolution to be expected in the electron microscope on p. More should be said about why you can't.
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The next chapters deal with electrons in atoms and then bonding in molecules. This of course is very important basic stuff, but as I have already mentioned, difficult to make relevant to the reluctant biochemistry student wanting to get on with cloning. As an example given here p. I would say that the next chapter, on the interaction of molecules with electromagnetic radiation, is the more important, and of course this builds on the basic material in the previous chapters.
This deals with spectrophotometry, fluorimetry, etc.
This is possibly one of the most important areas of biochemistry and might have been given more impetus by coming earlier. Thanks a lot for your help!!
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You are here: Share this: William February 23, at 5: Bauer January 14, at Poorvi January 5, at 9: Clara September 12, at 6: The problems chosen are taken from biochemical systems, so that the students may see their relevance to the biological, rather than the chemical domain. The book is divided essentially into four parts.
This is followed by two brief chapters on spectrophotometry and isotopes in biochemistry. The last part of the book contains four appendices, solutions to the problems, and a brief list of necessary constants.
All the chapters are organized in a similar fashion.
Principles and problems in physical chemistry for biochemists
A simple presentation of the principles and the derivation, or statement, of necessary equations is followed by several worked-out problems with detailed explanations of the solution, and finally a set of problems to be solved by the students. The section on the solutions to the problems at the end of the book contains not only the answers but also explanations of the significance of the result and of the rationale used in obtaining the solution.
This book should prove useful in the teaching of physical chemistry to biochemistry majors. The coverage of the various topics is crisp and lucid and the problems are well selected.
The emphasis is on illustration of principles rather than on sophisticated mathematical manipulations, which would be expected on a more advanced level. The topics are well chosen within the narrow limits set by the authors.
Principles and Problems in Physical Chemistry for Biochemists
A student who had worked through this book should gain the necessary background to engage in more advanced topics of physical biochemistry dealing with macromolecules and macromolecular interactions.Volume 30 , Issue 3 May Pages The next chapters deal with electrons in atoms and then bonding in molecules. This could be a little confusing, because in the section on kinetics e. I also think that he has considered all the relevant literature and that the success of the book lies in the manner in which he has selected just those points essential to establish the perspective he sought.
There are also worked problems in the text itself. This book should prove useful in the teaching of physical chemistry to biochemistry majors. The book is divided essentially into four parts. Pk we only share external download links of these books which we found during internet browsing.