Sie sind auf Seite 1von 8

Login

Welcome to biology-online.org! Please login to access all site features. Create account.
Log me on automatically each visit
Join for Free!
114193 members
Answers to all your Biology Questions
Home
Blog
Forum
Dictionary
Articles
Tutorials
Books
Directory
Share your work
SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help! - Biology-Online http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about20027.html?hilit=Canal
1 dari 8 8/25/2014 12:03 AM
Board index General Biology Cell Biology
Change font size
Advanced search
FAQ
Register
Login
SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help!
Moderator: BioTeam
Post a reply
10 posts Page 1 of 1
SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help!
by chanelledt Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:36 am
I really, urgently need to have answered these questions as a part of my assignment tomorrow.
1. What processes use diffusion to move materials in the human body
2. What happens to the surfeace area to volume ratio as an object gets bigger
3. How does the surfae area to volume ratio as affect the rate of diffusion
4. List factors that affect rate of diffusion
Please help,
chanelledt
Garter

Posts: 7
Next Gen Sequence Analysis
biobase-int ernat ional.com
Make Sense of Your NGS Dat a Find SNPs, TFBinding Sit es-Buy Now
SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help! - Biology-Online http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about20027.html?hilit=Canal
2 dari 8 8/25/2014 12:03 AM
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:24 am
Top
by JackBean Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:00 am
did you look into your books? I don't think so.
2. what is the formula for a surface of a square? What is the formula for volume of a cube?
3. how is the rate of diffusion affected by distance and area?
4. pretty easy one. Imagine you put some sugar into glass of water. What factors will affect the speed of diffusion?
BTW most of these questions were already asked on this forum, so all you have to do is search a little...
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/
Cis or trans? That's what matters.
User
avatar
JackBean
Inland Taipan

Posts: 5657
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:12 pm
Top
by chanelledt Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:07 am
okkk well, if i write a paragraph will you please check that its ok cause i write well, i just dont actually know what imwriting about?
chanelledt
SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help! - Biology-Online http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about20027.html?hilit=Canal
3 dari 8 8/25/2014 12:03 AM
Garter

Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:24 am
Top
by chanelledt Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:19 am
Diffusion describes the spread of particles through randommotion fromregions of higher concentration to regions of lower concentration. It is
dependent on the motion of the molecules and continues until the reaches a state of equilibrium, which is when the molecules are randomly
distributed throughout the system. Diffusion is an important process for bodily function. Important substances, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide
need to diffuse within a particular fluid volume as well fromone bodily compartment. Throughout the body different processes use diffusion to
move materials, including the gas exchanges at the alveoli in the lungs and at the capillaries for respiration, the transfer of transmitter substance
and the absorption of mineral nutrients by roots and nutrients by the alimentary canal.
Is that right? :/
chanelledt
Garter

Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:24 am
Top
by JackBean Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:24 am
I don't think humans have roots, but otherwise it seems OK. However, you didn't responde the last three questions
SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help! - Biology-Online http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about20027.html?hilit=Canal
4 dari 8 8/25/2014 12:03 AM
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/
Cis or trans? That's what matters.
User
avatar
JackBean
Inland Taipan

Posts: 5657
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:12 pm
Top
by chanelledt Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:24 am
Hahaha i didnt realise that lol no, impretty sure they dont have roots, thanks for that one.
And yeah imstill looking for the answers :/
chanelledt
Garter

Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:24 am
Top
by chanelledt Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:38 am
As an object gets bigger, the volume increases more rapidly than surface area. Cells are more efficient if they're smaller because if a cell gets too
large, the inner workings don't function as well. It's more difficult to performtransport within the cell and the food and waste needed to be taken
SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help! - Biology-Online http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about20027.html?hilit=Canal
5 dari 8 8/25/2014 12:03 AM
in and expelled is more difficult when the cell is too large. Most cells are no longer than 1mmin diameter as small cells enable nutrients and
oxygen to diffuse into the cell quickly and allow waste to diffuse out of the cell quickly. If the cells were any bigger than this then it would take
too long for the nutrients and oxygen to diffuse into the cell so the cell would probably not survive.
Is that the answer to question 2?
chanelledt
Garter

Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:24 am
Top
by chanelledt Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:44 am
A small organism, like an amoeba, has a large surface area to volume ratio, and so it can achieve all the exchanges it needs by simple diffusion
across its body surface. However, a large organism, like a mammal, has a much smaller surface area to volume ratio, so it cannot carry out all the
exchanges it needs in this way. These larger organisms need special respiratory organs such as lungs for taking in oxygen and removing carbon
dioxide.
chanelledt
Garter

Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:24 am
Top
by chanelledt Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:51 am
Some factors affecting the rate of diffusion include shape, size, concentration, charge, lipid solubility, state of matter, size of particle, nature of
matter and temperature, among various other factors.
THE END
SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help! - Biology-Online http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about20027.html?hilit=Canal
6 dari 8 8/25/2014 12:03 AM
haha
chanelledt
Garter

Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:24 am
Top
Re: SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help!
by Paula78 Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:44 am
Molecules, atoms, and ions normally move about in an irregular fashion called Brownian motion. As the particles move about, they collide with
one another producing a randomzig-zag movement
Larger particles move slower, due to their larger mass and may be influenced by numerous collisions with many nearby smaller particles. Smaller
particles move faster. The overall energy of movement is proportional to the square root of the temperature. Hotter particles move faster because
they have more energy.
The rate of diffusion increases as temperature increases because the particles move faster. As temperature increases, the collisions among particles
become more energetic, causing particles to move fromareas of higher concentration to lower concentration at a faster rate.
Paula78
Garter

Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:40 am
Top
Display posts fromprevious: Sort by
Post a reply
SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help! - Biology-Online http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about20027.html?hilit=Canal
7 dari 8 8/25/2014 12:03 AM
10 posts Page 1 of 1
Return to Cell Biology
Jump to:
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests
Board index
The teamDelete all board cookies All times are UTC
Biology-Online.org. All Rights Reserved. Powered by CASPION
Next Gen Sequence Analysis
biobase-int ernat ional.com
Make Sense of Your NGS Dat a Find SNPs, TFBinding Sit es-Buy Now
Training Mat erials
corporat et rainingmat erials.com
Cust omizable t raining mat erials t o t each sof t skills workshops.
Next Gen Sequence Analysis
biobase-int ernat ional.com
Make Sense of Your NGS Dat a Find SNPs, TFBinding Sit es-Buy Now
SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME RATIO AND DIFFUSION - Please help! - Biology-Online http://www.biology-online.org/biology-forum/about20027.html?hilit=Canal
8 dari 8 8/25/2014 12:03 AM