how electrochemical gradient differ from concentration gradient?

Biology
Tutor: None Selected Time limit: 1 Day

so far i understant the concentration gradient reffer to the amount of solute as per electroshemical gradient referst to the molecule charges. i do want to verify this thou

Oct 27th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

This is correct. The concentration gradient has to do with the concentration difference usually over a semi-permeable membrane. Solute will flow "down" the gradient or from the place of higher concentration of solute to the place of lower concentration of solute.

The electrochemical gradient has to do with charge. Charge will move from a higher concentration area to a lower concentration area. This is because like charges repel and thus want to move as far away from one another as possible. A high concentration of charged solute will have a much higher repulsive force and thus spread out to areas where there is a low concentration of charged solute so as minimize the amount of repulsive forces.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Oct 27th, 2015

thanks i did help. i have another question . 

. What is the difference between substrate-level phosphorylation and oxidative phosphorylation?  im totally confused with this question. 

Oct 27th, 2015

You would need to post another question so that tutors could give you bids to answer.

Oct 27th, 2015

Did you know? You can earn $20 for every friend you invite to Studypool!
Click here to
Refer a Friend
...
Oct 27th, 2015
...
Oct 27th, 2015
May 26th, 2017
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer