Cells A and B are the same size, shape, and temperature, but cell A is metabolically less active than cell B, and cell B is actively converting oxygen to water in cellular respiration. Oxygen will diffuse more rapidly into cell __________ because __________.
A; the concentration gradient there is shallower
A; its membrane transport proteins will not be saturated
B; the oxygen molecules inside cell B have a higher kinetic energy
B; the gradient of oxygen is oriented in the opposite direction compared to cell A