Cell Membrane and Transport Vocab

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Selectively Permeable

To allow only certain things through


A mixture made of very small particles that are very well mixed


The thing being dissolved


The liquid part of the cytoplasm


Equal concentration through the entire solution


A balance that works for the cell or organism

Passive Transport

The movement of an object into and out of the cell that does not require the cell to use energy; uses the natural tendency of molecules to move away from each other


The movement of particles from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration


The movement of water molecules from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration through a membrane

Facilitated Diffusion

Transport proteins allow molecules to diffuse across a membrane and does not use energy


Solution with the same concentration of solute and water than on the other side of the membrane


The solution with more solute and less water than the solution on the other side of the membrane


The shriveling of cells due to being placed in a hypertonic solution


A solution with less solute and more water than the solution on the other side of the membrane


The bursing of animal cells due to being placed in a hypotonic solution

Turgor Pressure

Pressure exerted on the cell walls of a plant cell by the water stored in the central vacuole; goes up in a hypotonic solution


How much solute is in the solution


Structure and transport


Transport and communication



Concentration Gradient

In the same solution, there is a difference in concentration

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