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How can you best define the process of osmosis?



A. The movement of water molecules inside a container.
B. The movement of water molecules across a membrane from an area of low concentration of water to an area of higher concentration.
C. The movement of water from an area of high solute concentration to an area of lower concentration.
D. The movement of water from an area of low concentration of solute to an area of higher concentration of solute.

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Asked by Ali, Last updated: Feb 18, 2020

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A. Cook

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A. Cook, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered Nov 27, 2018

Wilhelm Pfeffer first studied the process of osmosis in 1877. He identified the assimilation or movement of water or similar through a semipermeable membrane - one that blocks the passage of solutes.

Therefore the right answer from this list is D. The movement of water from an area of low concentration of solute to an area of higher concentration of solute.

 

M. Krasinski

M. Krasinski, Content Writer, Columbus

Answered Oct 01, 2018

The answer to this is D. Osmosis is the process wherein a type of solvent will pass through a plasma membrane to an area with a high solute concentration. This can happen even when the energy is passive. It does not need movement in order to occur. One example of osmosis is the moving of the water that we place on plants.

The water will go to the cell sap root hair which has a higher concentration as compared to the soil. The movement of the water particles will be precise and will occur even without putting any pressure or energy. The most common solvent that goes through osmosis is water.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 23, 2017

Water from an area of low concentration of solute to an area of higher concentration of solute.
 

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