BNG 220: Biochemical Thermodynamics
Prerequisite: BNG 219 (formerly 319) and MTH 152/154 or permission of department chairperson
A thermodynamics course concentrating on living organisms. This course examines energy and energy transformation in the biological world. It also discusses thermodynamic properties of different biological systems including ATP, proteins, and cells. Topics include energy and its transformation, the first and second laws of thermodynamics , the Gibbs free energy, statistical thermodynamics, binding equilibria, and reaction kinetics.