. What are the factors affecting the rate of diffusion
- The passive movement of chemicals from a location of higher concentration to a region of lower concentration is referred to as diffusion.
In plants, substance diffusion plays a significant function in cellular transport.
- Concentration gradients, membrane permeability, temperature, and pressure all influence the rate of diffusion.
- Diffusion occurs as long as there is a concentration difference between two substances across a barrier. However, diffusion ends,
when the concentrations of the material on either side of the barrier become equal.
- The rate of diffusion is affected by the permeability of a membrane. The rate of diffusion increases as the permeability of the membrane increases.
- The diffusion of chemicals is also affected by changes in temperature and pressure.
- As gases spread from a place, pressure plays a vital part in their diffusion.
Final Answer :
Hence, the factors that affect the rate of diffusion are concentration gradient, Permeability of the membrane, Temperature, Pressure.