On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 11:18 PM, Evgenii Rudnyi <use...@rudnyi.ru> wrote:
>> A molecule in a cell will behave exactly the same as a molecule >> anywhere else in the universe. Do you believe otherwise? Do you have >> any experimental evidence? > > Here you first have to define what a molecule is. It happens to be tricky, > as it is impossible to define a border between two molecules. After all the > electron density is everywhere. How for example do you split it between two > molecules? > > You may be interested to look at Quantum Microbiology > > http://blog.rudnyi.ru/2011/03/quantum-microbiology.html > > In a way one can say that a cell is just one big molecule. Well, we have > then the same problem to define a border between cells. A reasonable point; but any arbitrary subset of a physical system will still behave in accordance with the laws of physics as it interacts with the rest of the system. > Yet in any case, an individual molecule in vacuum is quite different from > the same molecule in a solution. And in different solutions the properties > of the molecule will be also different. Of course, but a molecule subjected to the same conditions of temperature, concentration, acidity etc. will behave in the same way in a beaker as in a cell. -- Stathis Papaioannou -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.