Answer to Question #3942 in Biochemistry for sharon
Blood plasma is the liquid portion of blood and contains many dissolved substance. Are all substances found in blood plasma electrolytes? Please explain.
Electrolytes are small charged molecules (i.e. ions) that can conduct electricity through solutionIn blood plasma we can find a lot of substances such as lipids, carbohydrates, some proteins or small uncharged molecules (like O2, N2) that cannot be electrolytes because they are uncharged and do not dissolve to ions.