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Passive Transport

A fun way to study for the cell membrane/passive transport quiz.

TermDefinition
Fluid mosaic The flexible cell membrane is made up of many parts
Selectively permeable The cell membrane only lets certain molecules in and out
Phospholipid bilayer Two layers of phospholipids
Hypotonic Very few solutes
Hypotonic Makes the cell swell
Hypertonic Many solutes
Hypertonic Makes the cell shrink
Isotonic Equal solutes
Cytolysis The cell swells
Plasmolysis The cell shrinks
Dynamic equilibrium Molecules are evenly spaced but keep moving
Diffusion Small molecules move into/out of a cell
Facilitated diffusion Large molecules move into/ out of a cell through a protein tunnel
Osmosis The diffusion of water
Turgor pressure The cell membrane pushes on the cell wall
Created by: marensdorf