Examples of semi permeable membrane?

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Jun 26, 2018

They are:


  1. The cell surface membrane surrounding all cells of prokaryotes (like bacteria- don't have a perfect nucleus) and eukaryotes (like plants and animals- have a perfect nucleus).

  2. The membranes surrounding all organelles (mitrochondria, lysosomes, chloroplasts).

  3. The tonoplast surrounding the permenant vacuole in plants is semi-permeable.

This is due to the fact that they're made of the same structure which is your phospholipid bilayer . This bilayer allows the diffusion of polar molecules (like carbon dioxide and oxygen), while non-polar ones (like ions) have to pass through transport proteins in the membrane (channel and carrier proteins).

Jun 26, 2018

Skin of grape,egg membrane are most common semipermeable membranes