Detergents effect on membranes.

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Detergents effect on membranes.

Post by osmosischild » Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:45 pm

Right.

I understand most of the concept of this experiment.

And understand the theory behind phospholipid bilayers and how parts of membranes are hydrophilic and hydrophobic. But I dont understand the effects of detergent on a beetroot membrane.

I am aware that the detergent causes more leakage as the % of detergent increases, but why is this?

Please help.

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