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Homework Help: Doubling the cell diameter increases the capacitance by what factor?

  1. Dec 19, 2008 #1
    1.If I double the diameter of a cell, by what factor does the capacitance of the membrane change?

    2. Help!

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 20, 2008 #2
    It depends on the shape of the cell and the permittivity,geometry and structure of the surroundings.For an isolated spherical cell C is proportional to diameter.
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