Principles of dialysis

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solutiona mixture of a solvent and a solute. in dialysis dialysate is the solution.
solubility how well a solute will fully dissolve in a solvent
membrane a thin layer of tissue
semipermeable membraneonly some particles can pass through. the filter inside the dialyzer is semipermeable membrane.
diffusion a scientific principle that works when two solutions come in contact through a semipermeable membrane. each has a diferent level of solutes (concentration). solutes will move back and forth through the membrane on their own. the solute movement will go on until the concentrations on both sides of the membrane are the same.
when a solutes must move across a membrane from a higher concentration to a lower one what is the difference called ?gradient