As you increase the temperature cell membranes of beetroot cells change and the amount of red pigment spilling out increases. Why is this the case?
usually in a typical cell.. when heated it becomes dehydratd so i wud suspect that this is what was happenin to the beetroot cell.......... as the temperature increased... the beetroot cell was becomin dehydrated n so started releasing the liquid(red pigment) from teh membrane so s to cool down the rest f the beetroot.... (similar as what happens in humans.. when our temp increases we lose heat in the form of sweat as our cells remove some water from its membrane and out the body)..........
I believe there are two reasons:
1. At higher temperatures, particles vibrate faster due to higher kinteic energy. Thus the pigent has higher chance of being diffused out
2. The cell membranes have small proteins embedded. Some of which occupy a whole small part. They are usually responsible for allowing substance to pass through. At high temperatures, the proteins denature and thus allow more sunbstance to pass through. That is to say membrane's permeability increases.
they're getting dehydrated thus getting dry and causing the red pigments to increase.
Membranes are composed mostly of lipids. When the membrane is heated, the lipids will become more destabilized. They will transform into a more liquid-like state. This allows any pigments within the cell to leak out through the membrane.
wow im doing the same piece of course work instead of doing the practical exam for transport.
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