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I don't understand why as the steepness of a concentration gradient increases, the rate of diffusion increases as well. I would think it would decrease. I looked it up in google and read some articles but I still don't understand. can someone explain this to me?

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    It works just like Le Chatelier's Principle. The higher the concentration, the more must leave to try to return the original sample to equilibrium.

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