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Shall produce no effect other than the extraction of heat from the reservoir and the performance of an equal amount of mechanical work" (cited in ). According to McClare , this formulation is inadequate in biology. The classical statement of the Second Law does not contain time. Having been stated more than 100 years ago, this formulation did not, of course, take into account the internal peculiarities of molecules nor their atomic constitution. Meanwhile, the atomic structure of biopolymers cannot be ignored in explaining the energetics of molecular machines.
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