BSEN 244: Thermodynamics of Living Systems

Prereqs: BIOS 101 and 101L, or BIOS 102, CHEM 110 or 114, MATH 208 and PHYS 211.
Introduction to the laws of thermodynamics and their application to biological and environmental systems. Zeroth, first, second, and third laws; open and closed systems; enthalpy and specific heat; and Gibb's free energy and chemical potential for biological and environmental systems. Applications to biochemical potentials, water potential, absorption, osmosis, radiation, membranes, surface tension, and fugacity. Thermodynamic cycles as they apply to living systems.
This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 344
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom


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