Chemical Equilibrium in Aqueous Solutions

  1. Robert A. Alberty

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471332607.ch3

Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions

Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions

How to Cite

Alberty, R. A. (2003) Chemical Equilibrium in Aqueous Solutions, in Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471332607.ch3

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471228516

Online ISBN: 9780471332602



  • equilibrium constant;
  • thermodynamic properties;
  • aqueous solutions;
  • chemical reactions;
  • Gibbs-Duhem equation;
  • phase rule;
  • chemical equilibrium;
  • isomer group thermodynamics;
  • ionic strength;
  • equilibria;
  • solution reactions;
  • thermodynamic properties;
  • chemical thermodynamics;
  • biochemical species


This chapter includes the following topics:

  • Derivation of the Expression for the Equilibrium Constant

  • Changes in Thermodynamic Properties in Chemical Reactions

  • Importance of Components

  • Gibbs-Duhem Equation and the Phase Rule at Chemical Equilibrium

  • Isomer Group Thermodynamics

  • Effect of Ionic Strength on Equilibria in Solution Reactions

  • Effect of Temperature on Thermodynamic Properties

  • Chemical Thermodynamic Tables Including Biochemical Species