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Diffusion can occur through a cell membrane, and the membrane allows small molecules like water (H 2 O), oxygen (O 2 ), carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), and others to pass through easily. Hence while osmosis helps the plants in absorbing water and other liquids, diffusion helps other molecules to pass through and hence both facilitate the photosynthesis process. Both processes help plants to create energy and other important nutrients.