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why is imbibition a type of diffusion?give two reasons.

why is imbibition a type of diffusion?give two reasons.

Grade:10

1 Answers

Apoorva Arora IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 181 Points
7 years ago
Imbibition and diffusion are two different kind of processes, The major differences are as follows:
Difference between Diffusion and Imbibition
Diffusion
Imbibition
1.
It refers to the movement of molecules, ions of solids, liquids or gases from the region of higher concentration to the region of lower concentration
It refers to the absorption of water by general surface.
2.
It takes place in solids, liquids and gases.
It takes place both in living and dead cells.
3.
It is not a reversible process.
It is a reversible process.
4.
No need of semi-permeable membrane.
An absorbent is involved but no membrane in it.
Thanks and Regards
Apoorva Arora
IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty

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