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Challenging Medicines: Physiochemical Properties

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These resource sheets look at the different physiochemical properties of medicines. Pharmacokinetic processes, dissolution, ionisation and dissociation are all covered here.

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working independently

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16 to 18 years

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This resource has been provided by, or developed in partnership with, Reckitt Benckiser
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Many drugs ionise in aqueous solution. The solubility in water of unionised and ionised forms of a drug is different, as is their solubility in the lipid structures that make up cell membranes. The ionisation of drugs is explained.