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    Determining the relative values binding constants have in enzyme kinetics

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    If the hemoglobin tetramer had four identical non-interacting binding sites, what relative values would the intrinsic binding constants have?

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    The macroscopic binding constants (sometimes called Adair constants) are identical because the sites are not interacting. The intrinsic (microscopic) binding constants are different for each species because ...

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    This solution provides an explanation in 129 words regarding macroscopic binding sites, intrinsic binding constants, and the equation defining the relationship between the two to find the answer to the relative values of the intrinsic binding constants.