20.110 Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems
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.
20.110 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by M. Birnbaum C. Voigt.
Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 4-270.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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