Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 5 - Membranes - Review Questions - Apply: 2

Answer

B.

Work Step by Step

A. is not true since the contents of the bilayer can affect how quickly a nonpolar molecule crosses a membrane but not whether it does so, and B. is true because concentration gradients drive diffusion--whether the molecule will cross depends on the appropriate concentration gradient being present. C. is not true since a nonpolar molecule can cross the membrane without the help of proteins. Since A. and C. are wrong, D. is also wrong.
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