# Thread: Boltzmann's Law Question

1. ## 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

2. Originally Posted by Kim Nu
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

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