Motive entity

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Motive entity


From Gnaiger 2020 BEC MitoPathways


A motive entity Xtr is an entity involved in a transformation including spacial transfer. Motive entities (transformants) are expressed in different motive units [MU] depending on the energy transformation under study and the chosen format. Flows are defined as advancement in terms of stoichiometric motive entities per time. Isomorphic forces are partial derivatives of Gibbs energy per advancement. Ions carrying a positive charge (cations) or negative charge (anions) may be considered as a paradigm of motive entities, since Faraday did not coin but introduced the term 'ion', which is old Greek for 'going' β€” advancing to the cathode or anode and thus generating an electric current.

Abbreviation: Xtr [MU]

Reference: Gnaiger 2020 BEC MitoPathways

Communicated by Gnaiger E 2020-12-01


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Entity, count, and number, and SI base quantities / SI base units
Quantity name Symbol Unit name Symbol Comment
elementary UX elementary unit [x] UX, UB; [x] not in SI
count NX elementary unit [x] NX, NB; [x] not in SI
number N - dimensionless = NXΒ·UX-1
amount of substance nB mole [mol] nX, nB
electric current I ampere [A] A = CΒ·s-1
time t second [s]
length l meter [m] SI: metre
mass m kilogram [kg]
thermodynamic temperature T kelvin [K]
luminous intensity IV candela [cd]
Fundamental relationships
Β» Avogadro constant NA
Β» Boltzmann constant k
Β» elementary charge e
Β» Faraday constant F
Β» gas constant R
Β» electrochemical constant f
SI and related concepts
Β» International System of Units
Β» elementary unit x
Β» SI prefixes
Β» International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, IUPAC
Β» entity
Β» quantity
Β» dimension
Β» format
Β» motive unit
Β» iconic symbols

MitoPedia concepts: Ergodynamics 

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