Which statement best describes the general direction of diffusion - ProProfs Discuss
Cancel
TopicsDown
Products Down
Follow Us:
FacebookTwitter
Advertisement

Which statement best describes the general direction of diffusion across the membrane of this cell?





A. Glucose would diffuse into the cell.
B. Protein would diffuse out of the cell.
C. Carbon dioxide would diffuse out of the cell.
D. Oxygen would diffuse into the cell.

This question is part of LE HW4.1.14
Asked by Ionca, Last updated: Sep 18, 2020

+ Answer
Request
Question menu
Vote up Vote down

2 Answers

Markda John

Markda John

Markda John
Markda John

Answered Jan 01, 2018

(C) Carbon dioxide would diffuse out of the cell

One of the first things that will happen to this cell is carbon dioxide will flow out of the cell. This happens because carbon dioxide is a waste product, and there is more carbon dioxide inside this cell than there is outside the cell. The little ovals show carbon dioxide. Furthermore, there would be a movement of a protein into the cell.

Proteins are needed to make many things, and cells like to keep an equal balance between things inside the cell and outside the cell - becoming isotonic if you will. So, one protein molecule will move into the cell. On that same principle of balance, two carbon dioxide molecules will move out, putting three on each side of the cell membrane.

upvote downvote
Reply 

ionca

ionca

ionca
Ionca

Answered Oct 12, 2017

Carbon dioxide would diffuse out of the cell.
upvote downvote
Reply 

Advertisement
Advertisement
Search for Google images Google Image Icon
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer Loader
Image Preview
Search for Google images Google Image Icon
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer Loader
Image Preview
Search for Google images Google Image Icon
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer Loader

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.