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1.4: Lipids in Water - Thermodynamics

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    Skills to Develop

    • guess initial estimates for relative enthalpic and entropic contributions to formation of micelles from single chain amphiphiles based on their understanding from earlier chemistry classes.
    • describe and differentiate the thermodynamic parameters ΔG, ΔH, ΔS, Δμ, and the standard counterparts,ΔG0, ΔH0, ΔS0, Δμ0
    • describe the contributions of ΔH0, ΔS0, Δμ0 for transfer of nonpolar molecules from water to more nonpolar environments.
    • define the hydrophobic effect based on experiments studying the transfer of nonpolar molecules from water to more nonpolar environments.