In this lecture we review elementary thermodynamics, and look at how
the concepts apply to biochemical systems.
Energy, work and heat
Derivation of thermodynamic equations of use in biology
A brief discussion of Thermodynamic Standard States.
including a discussion of conventions.
A treasure-trove of invaluable data on physical and chemical standards, SI system of units, etc.
A few of the early thermodynamicists
Sadi Carnot (1796-1832)
For other biographical sketches in this series, see Eric's Treasure Trove of Scientific Biography.
Free Energy Changes in Glycolysis
Brief list of DG'o values for the reactions of glycolysis
Brief list of the main Physical Constants, and values for RT
Antony Crofts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,