The PM separates the cellinterior (the cytoplasm) fromthe cell exterior (extracellular orinterstitial fluid).
Both the cytoplasm and the ECF
are aqueous, i.e., they’re both
The PM is a bilayer (doublelayer) of phospholipids.
A phospholipid is a moleculemade of a glycerol backbone towhich 2 fatty acids and onephosphorous-containing groupare attached.
2 PM’s as seen w/ an electron microscope
Cartoon representation of the PM