conformational entropy


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Noun1.conformational entropy - entropy calculated from the probability that a state could be reached by chance alone
randomness, entropy, S - (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work; "entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity"
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A disulfide cross-link was introduced between residues 22 and 87 in [DELTA]75-83 subtilisin to probe the conformational entropy of the transition state for folding (39).
2] accounts for the additional energetic cont ribution due to conformational entropy changes during binary hetero-contact formation.
as the polymer chain becomes stiffer and the conformational entropy of the network chains decreases.