B2 - Diffusion and Osmosis

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  • The movement of substances
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
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  • Created by: Abigail
  • Created on: 03-04-11 14:58

The Movement of Substances

Cells have to constantly...

  • replace substances which are used up.
  • remove other substances.


Give an example for replacing substances and an example for removing substances.

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Examples for Replacing Substances and removing sub

  • Replacing substances: food and/or oxygen.


  • Removing substances: carbon dioxide and waste products.
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The Movement of Substances

These substances can pass into and out of cells by...

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The Movement of Substances

  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
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What is diffusion?

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Diffusion is the spreading of the particles of a gas, or any substance in solution, which results in a net movement from a region where they are at a higher concentration, to a region where they are at a lower concentration.

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What passes through cell membranes by diffusion? And why?

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Oxygen required for respiration passes through cell membranes by diffusion.

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The greater the difference in concentration, the...

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The greater the difference in concentration, the faster the rate of diffusion.

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Osmosis is...

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Osmosis is the movement of water from a dilute solution to a more concentrated solution through a partially permeable membrane.

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The membrane allows...

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The membrane allows the passage of water molecules, but not solute molecules because they are too large.

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Osmosis will gradually dilute the more concentrated solution. For example... 

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For example, at root hair cells water moves from the soil into the cell by osmosis, along a concentration gradient.

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