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Is diffusion active transport?

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2012-10-16 20:48:17
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No, it is passive transport because it does not require any of the cell's energy.

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Faciliated diffusion is an active transport if diffusion is passive transport than faciliated diffusion must be active


active transport and facilitated diffusion both


Diffusion is a Passive Transport


Diffusion and active transport are ways by which materials are transported in the cell. Diffusion differs from active transport because it does not use energy, whereas active transport utilizes energy in the form of ATP.


if you mean that active transport is an act of diffusion, than yes it is.


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Facilitated diffusion and active transport differ because facilitated diffusion does not use energy. Active transport requires energy for it to work. So facilitated diffusion is more like passive transport.


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Osmosis, diffusion, and facilitated diffusion are all opposites of active transport.


Active transport uses energy while diffusion does not


Facilitated diffusion, or diffusion through ion channels, is not a form of active transport. It is a spontaneous passive transport.


No. Facilitated diffusion is a type of passive transport.


The main way that active transport differs from diffusion would be that active transport uses ATP (energy unit) but diffusion does not. Diffusion is one of the passive transport which do not require ATP.


Active transport is used to transfer particles when there is no concentration gradient. Active transport requires energy to occur however, diffusion does not.


Facilitated diffusion doesn't require ATP, active transport does. As a result, active transport is faster than facilitated diffusion. Active transport is against the concentration gradient and involves endocytosis. Facilitated diffusion is down the concentration gradient.


active transport requires energy while diffusion does not and active transport moves in the opposite direction, against concentration


simple and facilitated diffusion don't require energy and are forms of passive transport. Active transport requires energy



The two types of facilliated diffusion are Passive Transport and Active Transport. In passive transport no energy is required. In active transport, energy is required.


Active transport requires the cell to use energy, while facilitated diffusion does not.


facilitated diffusion, secondary active transport and active transport




Active transport is the movement of molecules across a cell membrane. Facilitated diffusion is the process of spontaneous passive transport.


Active transport and facilitated diffusion are different in many ways but one way they are similar is they both use transport protein. A way they are different is facilitated diffusion does not require energy input from the cell while active transport does require energy input from the cell. Another way is facilitated diffusion is classified as passive transport, unlike active transport which is classified as active transport. The last way they differ is for the direction of movement facilitated diffusion goes with concentration gradient, while active transport goes against concentration gradient.



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