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Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics

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Tutorial

Thermodynamics I

Thermodynamics is the study of energy transformations. When this is studied in the context of cells, it becomes really fascinating since the cell itself is a very poor reaction vessel. The biochemical reactions and processes that the cell has evolved are fabulous!

Source: M. O'Mahony

Thermodynamics I

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Source: M. O'Mahony, open source images

Science: Chemical Reactions up Close

Science is producing a number of annotated references to make some of their key research papers to students

One that is particularly relevant for this tutorial is 

http://scienceintheclassroom.org/research-papers/chemical-reactions-close/highschool

which examines a scanning EM exploration of biochemical reactions.

 

Source: Science, AAAS