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Thermodynamics in Bioenergetics

1st Edition

By Jean-Louis Burgot

CRC Press

352 pages | 174 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138490925
pub: 2019-07-30
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Thermodynamics in Bioenergetics aims to supply students with the knowledge and understanding of the critical concepts and theories that are needed in the biochemistry and bioenergetics fields. Biochemical reactions highlighting thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and enzymes are addressed in the text. Author, Jean-Louis Burgot, guides the reader through the starting points, strategy description, and theory results to facilitate their comprehension of the theories and examples being discussed in the book. Also discussed in the text are the notions of Gibbs energy, entropy, and exergonic and endergonic reactions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Some Recallings of Physics

Some Definitions of Thermodynamics

Equation of State

The First Law of Thermodynamics

Mathematical Counterparts of First Law

Enthalpy and Heat Capacity

Heats of Reactions- Thermochemistry

Thermochemistry (Following)—Heats of Reactions and Bond Energies

The First Law and the Ideal Gases

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

The Entropy Function

Calculations Involving the Function Entropy

Further Considerations on the Meaning of Function Entropy

Free Energy, Free Enthalpy—Helmholtz and Gibbs Energies

Open and Closed Systems—Different Expressions of the Composition of a Solution

Escaping Tendency—Gibbs Energy Change Accompanying a Reaction Between Perfect Gases

Partial Molar Quantities—Chemical Potential

Gibbs Energy Change Accompanying a Chemical Reaction—General Equilibrium Condition of a Chemical Reaction

Activity–Ideal Solutions–Standard States

The Mass Action Law—Equilibrium Constant of a Chemical Reaction

Gibbs Energy Function Changes: Further Comments

Obtention of Reactional Gibbs Energies and of Standard Enthalpies and Entropies

Ligand Binding to Macromolecules

Open Systems—Some Rudiments of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

Some Generalities on the Kinetics of Chemical Reactions



Acid-Base Reactions in Aqueous Solutions

Redox Reactions–Redox Couples—Brief Description of an Electrochemical Cell

Other Equilibria in Solutions

The ‘‘Natural Trick’’ for Bioenergetics to Function



Enzymes–Kinetics of Enzymatic Reactions

The Flow of Energy in the Biological World

Adenosine Triphosphate, Adenosine Diphosphate, Monophosphate and Derivatives NAD+: Some Physico-Chemical Properties

The Transfer of Chemical Energy with the Aid of ATP

Glycolysis and Fermentation

The Citric Acid Cycle

Oxidative Phosphorylation—Photosynthesis

The Pentose Phosphates Pathway–Glucogenesis

The Chemical Work of Biosynthesis

Lipids and Amino-Acids as Fuel

Active Transport and Electrical Work

The Molecular Basis of the Informational System–The Replication of DNA–The Transcription to mRNA–Protein Biosynthesis

Biological Information


About the Author

Jean-Louis Burgot has a doctorate in Physical Science and in Pharmaceutical Science. He is a member of the "Société chimique de France" and "l'Académie nationale de pharmacie." His research has centered on the synthesis and study of the physico-chemical, as well as biochemical and biopharmaceutical, properties of 1-2 -dithiole-3- thiones and derivatives and the determination of thermodynamic and kinetic constants of compounds that are pharmacologically active.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General