Challenging plants: Plant science


An understanding of the structure and function of plants, the movement of materials through them and the chemical reactions that happen within them helps scientists to exploit the potential of plants.


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The kinetics of passive diffusion is first order. Factors affecting rate are described and a mathematical equation for the process derived. It may also be linked to a number of practical activities.