Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 12 - Physical Properties of Solutions - Questions & Problems: 12.138

Answer

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We know that the polar groups of valinomyein bind to $K^+$ ions and its non-polar $CH_3$ groups dissolve in the non-polar. As a result, $K^+$ ions transport across the membrane into the cell.
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