# Biochemical Thermodynamics: Applications of Mathmatica

Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.

Author(s): Robert A. Alberty

Published Online: 29 MAR 2006

Print ISBN: 9780471757986

Online ISBN: 9780470036464

DOI: 10.1002/047003646X

Book Series: Methods of Biochemical Analysis

## About this Book

Navigate the complexities of biochemical thermodynamics with Mathematica(r)

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.