Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 7 - 7.3 - Concept Check: 1


Cells producing carbon dioxide probably just let it diffuse out of the cell.

Work Step by Step

Since carbon dioxide can diffuse freely across membranes (see earlier in the chapter), and its production inside the cell creates a concentration gradient tending to drive it out of the cell. Carbon dioxide will simply diffuse out of the cell if allowed to do so, removing this respiratory waste product.
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