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3. To explore the consequences of coupling ATP hydrolysis under physiological conditions to a
thermodynamically unfavorable biochemical reaction, consider the hypothetical transformation X
-Y, for which AG° = 20 kJ/mol.
(a) What is the ratio [Y]/[X] at equilibrium?
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Ri dn 12. 3. To explore the consequences of coupling ATP hydrolysis under physiological conditions to a thermodynamically unfavorable biochemical reaction, consider the hypothetical transformation X -Y, for which AG° = 20 kJ/mol. (a) What is the ratio [Y]/[X] at equilibrium?

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It is given that the standard Gibb’s free energy for the reaction is 20 kJ/mol.

The reaction is given as follows:

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Step 2

Equilibrium constant for a reaction can be expressed in terms of concentration of products to the concentration of reactants raised to some power. It is denoted by K or Kc.

The relation between Gibbs free energy and equilibrium constant can be represented as follows:

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The equilibrium constant for the given reac...

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