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Fick's law - By manipulating any component of Fick’s law...

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Fick’s Law of Diffusion R = D X A (∆ p / d ) R = rate of diffusion, amount of oxygen or carbon dioxide diffusing per unit time D = diffusion constant A = area over which diffusion takes place p = the difference in concentrations between the interior of the organism and the external environment. d = the distance across which diffusion takes place
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Unformatted text preview: By manipulating any component of Fick’s law, organisms can maximize their oxygen uptake. Various animals use various methods to do this. 1. Increase surface area (A) 2. Decrease distance ( d ) 3. Increase concentration gradient (∆ p ) 1...
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