What Is The Relation Between Concentration Gradient And Active And Passive Transport

What Is The Relation Between Concentration Gradient And Active And Passive Transport


  • 10 Mar, 2012

    Passive transport is the movement of substances across membranes in favor of their concentration gradient, i.e., from a more concentrated region to a less concentrated region. Active transport, in the other hand, is the transport of substances across membranes against their concentration gradient, from a less concentrated to a more concentrated region. In passive transport, because it is spontaneous, there is no energy spending; the active transport however requires energy (work) to occur.Active transport is a work to maintain or increase the concentration gradient of a substance between two regions while passive transport acts in a manner to reduce the concentration gradient.

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