Technical Papers

The Movement of Substances Through a Two-phased Solution System

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Science  17 Jan 1947:
Vol. 105, Issue 2716, pp. 67-69
DOI: 10.1126/science.105.2716.67-a


The tendencies for movement of either solvent or solute in solution through a two-phased system are expressed in terms of specific (volumed) free energies. These are based on the concept of escaping tendency or free energy of a constituent component of a solution. This scheme is particularly useful to the biologist for evaluating the movement of water and solutes into cells or organs.