Term: SBO:0000282

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dissociation constant

Definition

Equilibrium constant that measures the propensity of a larger object to separate (dissociate) reversibly into smaller components, as when a complex falls apart into its component molecules, or when a salt splits up into its component ions. The dissociation constant is usually denoted Kd and is the inverse of the affinity constant.

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   <lambda>
     <bvar><ci definitionURL="http://biomodels.net/SBO/#SBO:0000338">koff</ci></bvar>
     <bvar><ci definitionURL="http://biomodels.net/SBO/#SBO:0000341">Kon</ci></bvar>
     <apply>
       <divide/>
         <ci>koff</ci>
         <ci>Kon</ci>
     </apply>
   </lambda>
</math>

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Created on November 27 2006 by Nicolas Le Novere

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Date of creation: 27 November 2006, 23:10
Date of last modification: 26 February 2008, 17:51

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