Difference between revisions of "Binding constant"

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'''Definition'''
[[association constant]]
 
  
(Science: chemistry) [[reciprocal]] of [[dissociation constant]]. A [[measure]] of the extent of a [[reversible]] [[association]] between two [[molecular]] [[species]] at [[equilibrium]].
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''noun''
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A mathematical constant that describes the bonding affinity between two molecules at [[equilibrium]].
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It is the measure of the affinity of an [[enzyme]] for its [[substrate]]. An example is the measure of the strength of binding in the hapten-antibody interaction.
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''Symbol:'' ''K''<sub>a</sub>
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''Synonyms:''
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* [[association constant]]
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* [[binding constant]]
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''Compare:'' [[dissociation constant]]

Latest revision as of 22:06, 21 January 2009

Definition

noun

A mathematical constant that describes the bonding affinity between two molecules at equilibrium.


Supplement

It is the measure of the affinity of an enzyme for its substrate. An example is the measure of the strength of binding in the hapten-antibody interaction.


Symbol: Ka

Synonyms:

Compare: dissociation constant