Why should the surface area of a cell be larger than its volume?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

The surface area of a cell should be larger than its volume because it facilitates:
(a) Greater diffusion of nutrients into the cell
(b) Diffusion of metabolic wastes from the interior to the outside of the cell
(c) Diffusion of respiratory gases, in and out of the cell. E.g. Oxygen enters inside the cell and carbon dioxide comes out of the cell.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM

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