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1

What size is the biological membrane?

6-10nm

2

What two components mostly make up the biological membrane?

Lipids and proteins

3

Membrane lipids are described to be...

Amphipathic

4

The membrane is said to be polarised and the inside of the cell has a charge of

-60mV milivolts

5

The membrane is described as asymmetric because the

two faces always differ

6

* Membranes are what type of structures? In terms of bonding? What forces stabilise the membrane?

Non covalent structures