Is the affect on a cell between two negatively charged plates theoretically similar to between a positively and negatively charged plate? In other words, would it induce charges on the inside and outside like in the other case:

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But it would induce negative charges on the left and right outer sides of the membrane and positive charges on the inner sides:

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there a context for asking this question? $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Jul 5 '20 at 1:08
  • $\begingroup$ Affect or effect? Sounds like the electricity has an effect. It follows the path of least resistance and most cells are generally insulative, blood and nerves probably look a bit like your illustrations. $\endgroup$ – aliential Jul 5 '20 at 3:36
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry about the title. Just asking out of curiosity. $\endgroup$ – Tom Jul 5 '20 at 21:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Tom From the help: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face". This seems like a toy physics problem rather than a biology one. I can ask at physics and see if they want it. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Jul 6 '20 at 2:05
  • $\begingroup$ @ Bryan Krause: I see your point. My apologies. $\endgroup$ – Tom Jul 6 '20 at 19:27

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