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a gradual change in the concentration of solutes in a solution as a function of distance through a solution. 2. the gradual difference in the concentration of solutes in a solution between two regions. In Biology, a gradient results from an unequal distribution of ions across the cell membrane. When this happens, solutes move along a concentration gradient. This kind of movement is called diffusion.

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What is meant by the term gradient?

Difference in concentration of a substance at 2 areas is called gradient , and it allows diffusion .

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Diffusion is affected by a decrease in concentration gradient because concentration gradient is directly proportional to the rate of diffusion. A decrease in concentration gradient also lowers the rate of diffusion.

What is main idea of diffusion?

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Diffusion continues until there is no?

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The greater the concentration gradient the faster the diffusion rate?

Generally yes - diffusion will be faster if the concentration gradient is greater.

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Concentration gradient has to do with diffusion?

Yes it does.

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