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Account Options Sign in. Donald Haynie uses an informal writing style to introduce this core subject in a manner that will appeal to biology and biochemistry undergraduate students. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Cambridge University Press Amazon.

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Cambridge University Press- Science – pages. Biological Thermodynamics provides an introduction to the study of energy transformations for students of the biological sciences. The emphasis of the text is placed on understanding basic concepts and developing problem-solving skills throughout the text.

The level of mathematical complexity is kept to a minimum. Each chapter provides numerous examples taken from different areas of biochemistry, as well as extensive exercises to aid understanding. Topics covered include energy and its transformation, the First Law of Thermodynamics, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, Gibbs Free Energy, statistical thermodynamics, binding equilibria and reaction kinetics, and a survey of the most exciting areas of biological thermodynamics today, particularly the origin of life on Earth.


Selected pages Page System boundary and surroundings. Carbon energy and life. References and further reading. The First Law of Thermodynamics.

Nonequilibrium thermodynamics and life. Analysis of thermodynamic data. The First Law in operation. Some examples from biochemistry. Energy conservation in the living organism. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. Entropy of the universe. The Third Law and biology. Gibbs free energy theory. Effect of solutes on boiling points and freezing points. Standard state in biochemistry.

Effect of temperature on Keq. Gibbs free energy applications. Oxidative phosphorylation and ATP hydrolysis. Polymerase chain reaction PCR. Free energy of transfer of amino acids. Protein heat capacity functions.

Scatchard plots and Hill plots. Rate constant and order of reaction. Firstorder and secondorder reactions.

Reaction mechanism of lysozyme. Protein folding and pathological misfolding. Tthermodynamics contraction and molecular motors. The frontier of biological thermodynamics.

The laws of thermodynamics and our universe. Thermodynamics of small systems eg molecular motors.

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Formation of the first biological macromolecules. Energy information and life. The Second Law and evolution. BASIC program for computing the intrinsic rate of amide hydrogen exchange from the backbone of a polypeptide.

Haynie Limited preview – Biological Thermodynamics Donald T. Haynie No biologocal available – References to this book The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Beinhocker Limited preview – Energy in Nature and Society: The Origin of Wealth: