Factors affecting Diffusion

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Factors affecting Diffusion

Post by hullio » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:52 am

what 3 factors affect diffusion and how?
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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:35 pm

The objective of diffusion is to build isotonic condition side by side. Thus, the diffusion will go from high concentration to low concentration, to create a balance for both side.
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Post by Tan Tze Chein » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:06 am

May I futher explain the points that given by Dr. Stein? Thank you. The diffusion in and out of the cell will at a constant rate when reaches the isotonic condition.

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Post by Darby » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:27 pm

Keep in mind, also, that when discussing diffusion in a biological system, there are barriers to be moved through - there's at least one factor involved with that.

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Post by Mhlengi » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:43 pm

Two factors that will affect diffusion:
1:Concentration of particles.Diffusions occurs down a concentration gradient.The highier the concentration,the steeper the concentration gradient and the faster the rate of diffussion.
2.Temperature:the movement of molecules in diffusion is random and undirectional.High temperatures will give particles high levels of kinetic energy so the particles will move faster and 'mix' faster thus increasing the rate of diffusion.The conversly is thrue for lowe temps.

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