Membrane Structure and Function
How do solutes and other materials move across membranes?
- Given a set of molecules of differing solubility in water, predict their relative rates of diffusion across a membrane bilayer.
- Compare and contrast the properties and functions of channels and carriers.
- Given data about the relative concentrations of solutes on both sides of a membrane, predict the direction of solute flow.
- Design an experiment that distinguishes between different modes of crossing the membrane, such as diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport.