Inorganic Ions

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What are inorganic ions vital for?
Cellular activity
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What is an electrolyte?
An inorganic ion used for electrical activity (e.g neutron activation)
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Where are inorganic ions found?
In cytoplasm, body fluids and larger molecules
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What is the concentration gradient for the movement of inorganic ions?
High to low
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What gives inorganic ions their specific functions?
Their properties
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What do iron ions do?
Bind to oxygen in haemoglobin (facilitated from lung to body cells)
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What do phosphate ions do?
Form the backbone of DNA, formation of ATP and lowering of activation energy
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What do hydrogen ions do?
Determine the pH of solutions and determine functionality of enzymes
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What do sodium ions do?
Co-transport of glucose and amino acids
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