What substances must pass through a cell's membrane for the cell to continue to function?
- pkababaLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Water and "nutrients" depending on the specific type of cell. Plant cells need inorganic nitrogen compounds (ammonia, nitrate), phosphate, iron, magnesium, manganese, copper,...
Animal cells need organic substances like sugars or amino acids (which plant cells can produce on their own) additionally to vitamins and ions (iron, copper, cobalt, zinc, molybdenum, iodine, selenium,...)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There are many substances but I'm assuming you mean for energy so the answer is glucose
- bflute13Lv 41 decade ago
Water, glucose, ions, other small molecules such as urea, to name a few.