## Alberty, Robert A.

# Biochemical Thermodynamics: Applications of Mathematica

Chemical reactions are studied under the constraints of constant temperature and constant pressure; biochemical reactions are studied under the additional constraints of pH and, perhaps, pMg or free concentrations of other metal ions. As more intensive variables are specified, more thermodynamic properties of a system are defined, and the equations that represent thermodynamic properties as a function of independent variables become more complicated.

This sequel to Robert Alberty's popular Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions describes how researchers will find Mathematica(r) a simple and elegant tool, which makes it possible to perform complex calculations that would previously have been impractical. Biochemical Thermodynamics: Applications of Mathematica(r) provides a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of biochemical thermodynamics using Mathematica(r) to practically resolve thermodynamic issues.

Topics covered include:

* Thermodynamics of the dissociation of weak acids

* Apparent equilibrium constants

* Biochemical reactions at specified temperatures and various pHs

* Uses of matrices in biochemical thermodynamics

* Oxidoreductase, transferase, hydrolase, and lyase reactions

* Reactions at 298.15K

* Thermodynamics of the binding of ligands by proteins

* Calorimetry of biochemical reactions

Because Mathematica(r) allows the intermingling of text and calculations, this book has been written in Mathematica(r) and includes a CD-ROM containing the entire book along with macros that help scientists and engineers solve their particular problems.

- Author(s)
- Alberty, Robert A.
- Publisher
- John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
- Publication year
- 2006
- Language
- en
- Edition
- 1
- Series
- Methods of Biochemical Analysis
- Page amount
- 464 pages
- Category
- Natural Sciences
- Format
- Ebook
- eISBN (PDF)
- 9780470036457
- Printed ISBN
- 9780471757986