Thermodynamic problems (Pentcho Valev)
Lukasz Salwinski
lukasz at wlheye.jsei.ucla.edu
Wed Oct 22 09:05:33 EST 1997
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> However you are wrong that the potential depends on the ratio of the
>compartments. The only thermodynamic requirement is that the
>electrochemical potential
>
> MU(elchm) = MUo + RTln(C_K+) + F(Phi) /1/
>where C_K+ is the concentration of K+, F is the Faraday and Phi is the
>electrical potential, be uniform throughout the system. As C_K+ goes
>to zero with distance to the right, it follows unequivocally from /1/ that
it does not universally go to zero. sorry :o( whatever the bulk concentration of K+ is
going to be depends on the ratio of the reservoirs' volumes and membrane
capacitance.
>Phi goes to infinity.
nope.
l
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