Describe how the structure of alveoli in the lungs enables efficient oxygen supply during aerobic respiration?

  • Google+ icon
  • LinkedIn icon
  • 810 views

The alveoli are sac like structures which have a large surface area to volume ratio allowing for fast diffusion of oxygen into the blood (Fick's law). This large SA:V ratio is generated because the alveoli have thin membranes and also lie incredibly close to the blood vessels they need to supply.

Philip B. Mentoring -Medical School Preparation- tutor, Uni Admission...

About the author

is an online GCSE Biology tutor with MyTutor studying at Bristol University

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist.

95% of our customers rate us

Browse tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok