What is facilitated transport?

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Oct 25, 2015

Answer:

Facilitated transport means "easy" transport of bigger molecules across the membrane via proteins.

Explanation:

Since bigger and hydrophilic molecules cannot pass across the membranes by diffusion from the phospholipids, these molecules like #Cl^-# , #Na^+# and many more travel across the membrane by facilitated diffusion. It is also a passive process. It is same as diffusion but through a channel or path to make the transport more easier.