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In a countercurrent flow system, what happens to oxygen diffusion when there is no concentration gradient?
All i know is that the answer is has to be different than the one about a concurrent flow (which is that diffusion can not occur).
So im guessing that diffusion does still occur?
wow im lost. please someone help me!
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If there is no concentration gradient then there is no diffusion. period.
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The currents system simply makes it more oxygenated compared to other systems, but if there is no gradient no system will have any effect.
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The point of a countercurrent system is to maximize the gradient along the blood flow, so the two parts of the question don't really go together.
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