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.
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.