The differential equations describing diffusion in cell models have been extended to include the simultaneous penetration of water and two salts. These equations have been solved for the steady state. Values for the concentrations in the steady state which may be computed from the equations compare favorably with the experimental values obtained by Osterhout, Kamerling, and Stanley. Moreover, it has been shown elsewhere that the solution for the steady state is essential to a discussion of the volume change or "growth" of phase C in the models and, by analogy, in living cells.
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