DescriptionThermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions emphasizes the fundamental equations of thermodynamics and the application of these equations to systems of biochemical reactions. This emphasis leads to new thermodynamic potentials that provide criteria for spontaneous change and equilibrium under the conditions in a living cell.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Apparent Equilibrium Constants.
Chapter 2. Structure of Thermodynamics.
Chapter 3. Chemical Equilibrium in Aqueous Solutions.
Chapter 4. Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions at Specified pH.
Chapter 5. Matrices in Chemical and Biochemical Thermodynamics.
Chapter 6. Systems of Biochemical Reactions.
Chapter 7. Thermodynamics of Binding of the Ligands by Proteins.
Chapter 8. Phase Equilibrium in Aqueous Systems.
Chapter 9. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions.
Chapter 10. Calorimetry of Biochemical Reactions.
Chapter 11. Use of Semigrand Partition Functions.
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