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    Boltzmann's Law Question

    Hi everyone,

    Just so you know this is not a graded homework question, but rather a question on a study guide for an upcoming exam.

    Hemoglobin can exist in 5 states (0,1,2,3, or 4--bound). Name each state accordingly as UB (unbound) and B1, B2, B3, and B4 (for the 4 bound states). Using Boltzmann's Law, write down the probability that the molecule exists in a bound form.

    I'm really lost on this one; the instructor did not even really explain Boltzmann's Law all that much. Can anyone get me started in the right direction?

    Thanks,
    Kim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Nu View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Just so you know this is not a graded homework question, but rather a question on a study guide for an upcoming exam.

    Hemoglobin can exist in 5 states (0,1,2,3, or 4--bound). Name each state accordingly as UB (unbound) and B1, B2, B3, and B4 (for the 4 bound states). Using Boltzmann's Law, write down the probability that the molecule exists in a bound form.

    I'm really lost on this one; the instructor did not even really explain Boltzmann's Law all that much. Can anyone get me started in the right direction?

    Thanks,
    Kim
    See this thread

    CB
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    Whoa looks like someone in my class is posting about the same question. Thanks, Kim
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