Systems of Biochemical Reactions

  1. Robert A. Alberty

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471332607.ch6

Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions

Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions

How to Cite

Alberty, R. A. (2003) Systems of Biochemical Reactions, in Thermodynamics of Biochemical Reactions, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471332607.ch6

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471228516

Online ISBN: 9780471332602



  • matrix multiplication;
  • pathways;
  • linear equations;
  • Legendre transform;
  • water;
  • equilibrium compositions;
  • biochemical reaction systems;
  • glycolysis;
  • ATP


This chapter includes the following topics:

  • Calculation of Net Reactions Using Matrix Multiplication

  • Calculation of Pathways by Solving Linear Equations

  • Use of a Legendre Transform for Reactions Involving Water as a Reactant

  • Calculations of Equilibrium Compositions for Systems of Biochemical Reactions

  • Three Levels of Calculations of Compositions for Systems of Biochemical Reactions

  • Consideration of Glycolysis at Specified [ATP], [ADPI], [NADOX], [NADred], and [Pi]

  • Calculation of the Equilibrium Composition for Glycolysis