Thought I’d do another in this series on kinda intuitively thinking about various aspects of chemistry and biology from a biochemist’s perspective. Thinking in terms of concentrations and “effective concentrations” (the concentration it “seems” to be from other molecules’ perspective). And affinity as a gradient not binder-non-binder. And why you should use high salt to make sure binding interactions are specific. 

for more details & figures, see…

yesterday’s talk on molecules and interactions, see 

You can find a lot more information about bonding and intermolecular attractions (and how it’s involved in hair frizz) here: 

More on binding affinity: & 

more on salt & ionic effects: 

more about all sorts of things:  #365DaysOfScience All (with topics listed) 👉 or search blog:  

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