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Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences, 2nd Ed

Raymond Chang Williams College
Charles Lovett Williams College

Forthcoming 2024
Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences has been optimized for a one-semester course in physical chemistry for students of biosciences or a course in biophysical chemistry. Most students enrolled in this course have taken general chemistry, organic chemistry, and a year of physics and calculus.

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Fondly known as “Baby Chang,” this best-selling text is ack in an updated second edition for the one-semester physical chemistry course. Carefully crafted to match the needs and interests of students majoring in the life sciences, Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences has been revised to provide students with a sophisticated appreciation for physical chemistry as the basis for a variety of interesting biological phenomena. Major changes to the new edition include:

  • Discussion of intermolecular forces in chapter
  • Detailed discussion of protein and nucleic acid structure, providing students with the background needed to fully understand the biological applications of thermodynamics and kinetics described later in the book
  • Expanded and updated descriptions of biological examples, such as protein misfolding diseases, photosynthesis, and vision

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Raymond Chang

Raymond Chang Williams College

Raymond Chang was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Shanghai and Hong Kong, China. He received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from London University, England and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Yale University. After doing postdoctoral research at Washington University and teaching for a year at Hunter College of the City University of New York, he joined the chemistry department at Williams College. Chang has served on the American Chemical Society Examination Committee and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Committee. He has also served as editor of The Chemical Educator and has authored books on general chemistry and spectroscopy.

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