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Title

Biochemical Thermodynamics: Applications of Mathematica
Author

Robert A. Alberty
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
URL: http://web.mit.edu/alberty/www/alberty.html
Book information

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken, New Jersey; published simultaneously in Canada)
Copyright year: 2006
ISBN: 0471757985
Medium: Hardcover
Includes: CD-ROM
Pages: 464
Out of print?: N
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Contents

Thermodynamics of the Dissociation of Weak Acids | Introduction to Apparent Equilibrium Constants | Biochemical Reactions at Specified Temperature and Various pHs | Biochemical Reactions at Various pHs and Various Temperatures | Biochemical Reactions at Various pHs, pMgs, and Various Temperatures | Development of a Database on Species | Use of Matrices in Biochemical Thermodynamics | Oxidoreductase Reactions (Class 1) at 298.15 K | Transferase Reactions (Class 2) at 298.15 K | Hydrolase Reactions (Class 3) at 298.15 K | Lyase Reactions (Class 4), Isomerase Reactions (Class 5), and Ligase Reactions (Class 6) at 298.15 K | Survey of Reactions at 298.15 K | Survey of Reactions at Various Temperatures | Thermodynamics of the Binding of Ligands by Proteins | Calorimetry of Biochemical Reactions | Appendix
Description

This book provides a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of biochemical thermodynamics. A sequel to the author's popular Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions, it describes how researchers can use Mathematica as a simple and elegant tool to do calculations that were previously impractically complex.

Topics covered include:
  • Thermodynamics of the dissociation of weak acids
  • Apparent equilibrium constants
  • Biochemical reactions at specified temperatures and various pHs
  • Use of matrices in biochemical thermodynamics
  • Oxidoreductase, transferase, hydrolase, and lyase reactions
  • Reactions at 298.15 K
  • Thermodynamics of the binding of ligands by proteins
  • Calorimetry of biochemical reactions

To allow intermingling of text and calculations, this book was written in Mathematica. It comes with a CD-ROM containing the entire book along with macros that help scientists and engineers solve their particular problems.
Subjects

*Engineering > Chemical Engineering
*Science > Biology
*Science > Chemistry
*Science > Physics > Biophysics
Keywords

biochemical thermodynamics, acid dissociation, acid titration, binding of ligands, biochemical reaction, codata, iubmb, Debye equation, Debye-Huckel, equcalc, equcalcc, equcalcrx, Gibbs energy, Gibbs-Duhem, Gibbs-Helmholtz, iupac-iubmb, Le Chatelier's principle, Ligase reactions, Lyase reactions, nbs tables, nitrogenase reaction, ec classes, oxidoreductase reactions, stoichiometric number, transferase reactions