Living organisms and thermodynamics (Pentcho Valev)

RUMYM at BGEARN.ACAD.BG RUMYM at BGEARN.ACAD.BG
Fri Oct 24 03:05:10 EST 1997


Concerning the equilibrium system

   10 mM KCl                      M                      0 mM KCl

where M is a membrane permeable only to K+, Lukasz Salwinski wrote:

once more - K concentration away from the membrane is going to be constant,<
finite and greater than 0. to what extent depends on the exact geometry of <
the system (including dimensions the side opposite the one with initial    <
concentration of K=0)and membrane capacitance.                             <

This is absurd and contradictory in itself. But as you wish to abandon the
discussion, it would not be fair to expect you to consider new arguments.

Pentcho



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