Introduction to Apparent Equilibrium Constants

  1. Robert A. Alberty

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471332607.ch1

Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions

Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions

How to Cite

Alberty, R. A. (2003) Introduction to Apparent Equilibrium Constants, in Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471332607.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471228516

Online ISBN: 9780471332602



  • biochemical reactions;
  • dissociation constants;
  • binding;
  • acid dissociation constants;
  • hydrogen ions;
  • magnesium ions;
  • adenosine triphosphate;
  • apparent equilibrium constants;
  • equilibrium constants;
  • hydrolysis;
  • pKs;
  • weak acids


This chapter includes the following topics:

  • Brief History of the Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions

  • Acid Dissociation Constants and Dissociation Constants of Complex Ions

  • Binding of Hydrogen Ions and Magnesium Ions by Adenosine Triphosphate

  • Apparent Equilibrium Constants of Biochemical Reactions

  • Production of Hydrogen Ions and Magnesium Ions in the Hydrolysis of Adenosine Triphosphate

  • pKs of Weak Acids