Human Chemistry (Volume Two)
Volume two begins with Goethe's theories of affinities, i.e. the chemical reaction view of human life in 1809. This is followed by the history of how the thermodynamic (1876) and quantum (1905) revolutions modernized chemistry such that affinity (the 'force' of reaction) is now viewed as a function of thermodynamic 'free energy' (reaction spontaneity) and quantum 'valency' (bond stabilities). The composition, energetic state, dynamics, and evolution of the human chemical bond A?B is the centerpiece of this process. The human bond is what gives (yields) and takes (absorbs) energy in life. The coupling of this bond energy, driven by periodic inputs of solar photons, thus triggering activation energies and entropies, connected to the dynamical work of life, is what quantifies the human reaction process. This is followed by topics including mental crystallization, template theory, LGBT chemistry, chemical potential, Le Chatelier's principle, Mller dispersion forces, and human thermodynamics.
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First textbook on the chemistry of human molecules. Volume two builds on the introductory concepts of volume one by digging into the chemistry of German polymath Johann Goethe’s 1809 Elective Affinities, in chapter 10, which is the core chapter of the entire two-volume textbook. This is followed by chapter 11, which explains how, in 1882 it was proved that the measure of chemical affinity, in a modern chemical thermodynamics sense, is free energy. Chapters 12-14 give an introduction to history of human bonding theories and an explanation of modern the theory of the human chemical bond. Chapter 15 introduces a few advanced topics and chapter 16 introduces human thermodynamics.