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» Physiology and Biochemistry » Chemiosmotic Theory


Appeared in Year: 2014

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Describe the process explained by chemiosmotic theory. (Paper 2, Section B)


Chemiosmosis is the process by which chemical ions move from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration across a selectively permeable membrane.

  • Chemiosmosis is the process by which ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is synthesized.

  • The chemiosmotic hypothesis was proposed by Peter D. Mitchell in 1961. In 1978 the chemist w

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