1. Science
  2. Physics
  3. the following statements relate to a description of a particular...

Question: the following statements relate to a description of a particular...

Question details

The following statements relate to a description of a particular kind of biological cell (neurons) at rest. Complete the following statements by selecting the MOST CORRECT option for each of the blanks:

 

At rest, the intracellular space of cells is  compared to the extracellular space. This is because there are  located on the  of cells.

The Nernst equation predicts  that would result if the membrane was permeable to . In other words, the Nernst potential value for  corresponds to the potential at which the electrical gradient exactly  the concentration gradient. 

 

The Nernst equation is good at predicting this potential at high [K+]o, but not at low [K+]o. This is because the .

Solution by an expert tutor
Blurred Solution
This question has been solved
Subscribe to see this solution