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- Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:30 pm
- Forum: Cell Biology
- Topic: Does chemiosmosis pump protons or hydronium ions?
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In the process of chemiosmosis (or the electron transport chain), I always read that the process pumps protons across a membrane -- either the inner membrane of the mitochondria or the thylakoid membrane of chloroplasts. I wonder about this. I suspect that what is really pumped are hydronium ions, H...
I am reading Sean Carroll's "Endless forms most beautiful" and trying to understand genetic switches. I have trouble seeing the big picture -- how to put it all together. I will explain my current perception of the process in the hope you can either correct my errors or add the pieces I am...