Essay on Diffusion Of Diffusion And Osmosis

708 Words Oct 1st, 2015 3 Pages
Amber Rosales
Marco Avalos
Lab Section 2011. 21
1 October 2015
Diffusion and Osmosis
There are many processes and systems that help maintain our body’s homeostasis and ability to function. These processes can be traced right down to a cellular level. However, if a process at this level were to be disrupted, it can create a ripple affect that can target major life functions or cause a long-term illness. It is processes such as Osmosis and Diffusion that contribute to our state of being and without them our biological functions would be thrown into disarray. Diffusion is the passive process that allows molecules to transport across membranes. The molecules within a higher concentration will move toward an area with a lower concentration. Diffusion is important due to its ability to allow transport and export of products from cells. Also, it allows for cells to gain oxygen for the body. If this process were to be disturbed it would affect many other processes, which would affect major systems of the body. Because Diffusion can occur in any state, there are many factors that can affect it. For example, a high temperature can increase the rate of Diffusion and a cold one can delay it. However, eventually the concentration will appear to be equal all over the solution. Another factor that can affect Diffusion is the mass of the substance that is involved. Small masses allow for a faster and easier Diffusion. Larger masses hinder the process of Diffusion and require more time…

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