Diffusion

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  • Created on: 30-04-13 09:57

Diffusion is really important in living organisms-it's how a lot of substances get in and out of cells. Basically particles move about randomly, and after a bit they end up evenly spaced.

Don't be put off by the fancy word

  • Diffusion is simple. Its just the gradual movement of particles from places where there are lots of them to places where there are few of them
  • Thats all it is- just the natural tendency for stuff to spread out
  • Definition- Is the net mocvement of particles from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration
  • Diffusion happens in both liquids and gases-thjats because the particles in these substances are free…

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