In Exercise 63 assume that the inside and outside surfaces
In Exercise 63, assume that the inside and outside surfaces of the axon membrane act like a parallel plate capacitor with an area of 1.1 x 10-9 m2.
(a) Estimate the capacitance of an axon’s membrane, assuming it is filled with lipids with a dielectric constant of 3.0.
(b) How much charge would be on each surface under resting potential conditions?
(c) How much electrostatic energy would be stored in this axon under resting potential conditions?
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