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    Facilitated Diffusion

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    Simple diffusion is a passive process involving the movement of smaller, nonpolar molecules moving across a membrane from a high concentration area to a low concentration area without any forces acting upon the substance. Facilitated diffusion is a passive diffusion process involving the transportation of large or polar molecules and ions across the cell membrane (which they cannot normally pass through) with the help of transport proteins. Because facilitated diffusion is a form of passive transport, no energy is required for the movement of a solute from a high solute concentration area to a low solute concentration area. Osmosis is the movement of water molecules from a high water concentration area to a low water concentration area across…

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    Within the human body, the natural process of moving soluble molecules across a membrane is referred to as passive transport. For this type of transport chemical energy is not necessary. Two of the main types of passive transport that the human body utilizes are osmosis and diffusion. Diffusion is the movement of a hydrophobic substance across a semi-permeable membrane without the use of cell energy from a gradient area of higher concentration to an area (either inside or outside of the cell)…

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    Diffusion is important because it is how particles are moved into a cell and out. Diffusion is the movement of a particle from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration (Reasoner 2011). Passive diffusion and facilitated diffusion are the two major types of diffusions. Passive diffusion, also known as simple diffusion, is when particles move freely through the lipid bilayer of the plasma membrane (Tortora and Derrickson 2014). Facilitated diffusion is when and integral…

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    Diffusion And Osmosis

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    Particles can move. One type of movement is diffusion. Diffusion is when particles move from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration. The particles can move throughout a liquid, an area , or through a semipermeable membrane. Diffusion can be facilitated or non facilitated. When no other factors are involved in diffusion the particles are moving down their concentration gradient so that the amount of particles can be evenly distributed. if proteins or helpers are…

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    Simple Diffusion Lab

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    Cells use various methods of transportation to move material in and out of the cell. The semi-permeable plasma membrane surrounds the cell and allows certain materials to enter and exit the cell. Simple diffusion is movement of molecule through the plasma membrane without the help of any channel or proteins. In simple diffusion molecule move down their concentration gradient; as a result, they don’t require energy input. In the computer simulated lab for simple diffusion, nothing will move…

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    In the first part of the lab we were able to study the diffusion of various carbohydrates and the osmosis of water. Diffusion is the process of small molecules moving through a semipermeable membrane while osmosis of water is the movement of water through a semipermeable membrane from an area of high water potential (low solute potential) to an area of low water potential (high solute potential). Both diffusion and osmosis move in the direction that would create equilibrium on both sides of the…

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    potential to a region of water that has a lower potential through semipermeable membranes. There are three types of solutions, hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonic. Hypertonic solutions have a higher concentration of solute while hypotonic solutions have a lower concentration of solute. Isotonic solutions have an equal concentration of solute. There is no net movement going in or going out of the isotonic solution or solute. The purpose of this experiment is demonstrate osmosis by weighing the…

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    Diffusion in Agar Cubes Experiment Introduction Diffusion is a paramount process to organisms because molecules enter the body cells and waste products are removed. Diffusion is the movement of particles from regions with dense areas to regions with lower density. Diffusions rate can be determined by many factors this includes, the size, synthetic composition, concentration gradient, surface area to volume ratio. The independent variable in this experiment is the size of the agar, this means…

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    The purpose of experiment A of exercise 1, is so that the students can observe Brownian movement. Brownian movement is the random movement of particles in a gas or liquid caused by the collision of molecules of the medium. This movement should be observed in the carmine slides by the irregular motion of the red pigment particles in the water solution. In experiment B of exercise 1,the students will investigate the process of osmosis and diffusion in a model membrane system and the effect of…

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    Demonstration of the Relationship between the Surface Area to Volume ratio on the rate of Diffusion Introduction: The surface area to volume ratio determines the rate of diffusion, the larger it is the faster nutrients will diffuse. Phenolphthalein acts as an acid-base indicator, turning pink in bases like NaOH and being colorless in acids like HCl. Using agar blocks as cells, a model was made to measure the rate of diffusion of different sized pink agar blocks changing to colorless ones.…

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