Application of hierarchical thermodynamic interactions to the protonation equilibria of organic polyprotic acids.

A general method for formulating complex thermodynamic systems in terms of hierarchical interactions has been developed, and has been applied in a previous analyses to the theoretical analysis of cooperativity in a dimeric protein, to the statistical analysis of hemoglobin oxygen binding data, and to the protonation equilibria of inorganic polyprotic acids… (More)