Definition of chemical potential in English:

chemical potential

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  • A thermodynamic function expressing the ability of an uncharged atom or molecule in a chemical system to perform physical work.
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    • It creates a chemical potential or concentration gradient between the opposite sides of the membrane while also creating an electrical potential.
    • These chemical potentials are obtained as derivatives of the time-dependent free energy with respect to the local density of proteins.
    • It is important to eliminate duplicate conformations so that no conformations are counted as contributing more than once to the chemical potential.

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