Movement of molecules in and out of cells

Dissolved substances move by diffusion and by active transport.

Diffusion: movement of particles in a liquid or gas from an area of high concentration to low concentration.
The greater the difference in concentration, the faster the rate of diffusion.

2 examples of diffusion through the cell membrane: Oxygen required for respiration diffuses into cells OR Carbon dioxide produced by respiration diffuses out of cells.

Osmosis: The movement of water from a dilut to more concentrated solution through a partially permeable membrane (that allows the passage of water molecules)

If there is a higher solute concentration on one side of a membrane, water will move in that direction.

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Movement of molecules in and out of cells

Dissolved substances move by diffusion and by active transport.

Diffusion: movement of particles in a liquid or gas from an area of high concentration to low concentration.
The greater the difference in concentration, the faster the rate of diffusion.

2 examples of diffusion through the cell membrane: Oxygen required for respiration diffuses into cells OR Carbon dioxide produced by respiration diffuses out of cells.

Osmosis: The movement of water from a dilute to more concentrated solution through a partially permeable membrane (that allows the passage of water molecules)

If there is a higher solute concentration on one side of a membrane, water will move in that direction.

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