How is facilitated diffusion different from diffusion?

 Difference between diffusion and facilitated diffusion is as follows


                        Facilitated Diffusion

 In diffusion, molecules move in a random fashion, the net result being substances moving from regions of higher concentration to regions of lower concentration.

Diffusion is a slow process and is not dependent on a ‘living system’. No expenditure of energy takes place.

The diffusion of substance against a concentration gradient, which is facilitated by the proteins is known as facilitated diffusion without expenditure of ATP eneray.

The porins proteins that form huge pores in the outer membranes of the plastids, mitochondria and some bacteria allow molecules up to the size of small proteins to pass through.