2.772[J] Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems


Class Info

Equilibrium properties of macroscopic and microscopic systems. Basic thermodynamics: state of a system, state variables. Work, heat, first law of thermodynamics, thermochemistry. Second and third law of thermodynamics: entropy and its statistical basis, Gibbs function. Chemical equilibrium of reactions in gas and solution phase. Macromolecular structure and interactions in solution. Driving forces for molecular self-assembly. Binding cooperativity, solvation, titration of macromolecules.

This class has no prerequisites.

2.772[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by C. Voigt and L. Griffith.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 2.772[J] was rated 4.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems site.

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