Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2013-01-22 23:55:46

Facilitated diffusion is passive transport as no energy is used, and a protein channel is all that's required. After that it is simple diffusion down a concentration gradient.

Anything with the word diffusion in it is passive transport. Diffusion is just the principle of passive transport.

User Avatar

Your Answer


Still have questions?

Related Questions

Is Facilitated Diffusion Active Transport?

No. Facilitated diffusion is a type of passive transport.

Why Is facilitated diffusion an active or passive transport process?


How do faciliated diffusion and active transport differ?

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.

Is facilitated diffusion ion channels an active or passive transport?


How is active transport different than simple diffusion and facilitated diffusion?

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

Compare and contrast active transport and facilitated diffusion-?

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

How is facilitated diffusion diferant froma an active transport?

Facilitated diffusion is a type of passive transport which does not require the cell to expend energy.

Can facilitated diffusion be an example of active transport?

No. Facilitated diffusion is an example of passive transport because it does not require the cell to expend energy.

What are the two types of facilitated diffusion?

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.

How do products of the cell get out of the cell?

Diffusion, facilitated diffusion, passive transport, facilitated transport (?) and active transport ... unless we are referring to viral or bacterial products.

What are the five transport mechanisms of the cell?

Pinocytosis active transport passive diffusion facilitated diffusion Phagocytosis :)

What id the difference between active and passive transport?

Active transport requires ATP and passive transport does not. Active transport goes against the concentration gradient and passive transport goes with the concentration gradient and includes osmosis, diffusion and facilitated diffusion.

Is diffusion through ion channels a form of active transport?

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

Does active transport involves facilitated diffusion?

Nope. Facilitated diffusion is a passive transport. It uses carrier proteins, but doesn't require any energy.

Active and passive transport?

Active Transpot. -Pumps -Endocytosis -Exocytosis Passive Transport - Diffusion -osmosis -Facilitated Diffusion active requires energy passive doesnt. active against concentration gradient, passive along concentration gradient.

How does diffusion take place in the body?

P.I.S.O.- Potassium in Sodium out facilitated diffusion, active transport , and passive transport and simple diffusion.

How is facilitated diffusion similar to both passive transport and active transport?

They all have transportation or movement.

What 5 ways things enter and exit a cell?

Osmosis, diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport, passive transport.

Is carrier proteins active or passive transport?

Carrier proteins can use active or passive transport depending on what type of carrier protein it is (meaning what the protein transports). The form of passive transport that they use is facilitated diffusion. An example of active transport is the Sodium Potassium pump. Active transport requires ATP. Facilitated diffusion is used to transport polar molecules and ions that cannot directly cross the cell membrane. Facilitated diffusion doesn't require energy.

What happen during the facilitated diffusion?

Facilitated diffusion (also known as facilitated transport or passive-mediated transport) is the process of spontaneous passive transport (as opposed to active transport) of molecules or ions across a biological membrane via specific transmembrane integral proteins.

Is facilitated diffusion an active or passive transport and why?

If the cell expends energy to actively transport material across the membrane we call that active transport.

Compare and contrast active transport and facilitated diffusion?

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.

Is diffusion passive or active transport?

Diffusion is a Passive Transport

Does facilitated diffusion moves substance against a concentration gradient?

It can but it can also go with the concentration. This is because facilitated diffusion can be either passive or active transport.

How does all the material required by the cell get into the cell?

Via endocytosis, active transport and facilitated passive transport and diffusion.