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Ion transport and equilibrium

Discussion in 'MCAT Study Question Q&A' started by TheGuru789, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. TheGuru789

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    TPRH Bio Question Any help is appreciated!

    Question:
    Linking ATP hydrolysis to Na+ and K+ transport affects ion transport in which of the following ways?

    A) The equilibrium and ΔG for Na+ and K+ transport are altered.
    B) The equilibrium for Na+ and K+ transport are not affected, but ΔG is made negative.
    C) The equilibrium for Na+ and K+ transport are altered, but ΔG remains unchanged.
    D) Neither the equilibrium nor ΔG for Na+ and K+ transport are altered.



    Answer is A. Can someone explain why B is false?
    How is equilibrium changing? Shouldn't the equilibrium always be unchanging?
     
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    @Neuroplasticity Thank you!

    Light bulb went of in my head lol. Idk what equilibrium I thought they were referring to
     
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