how does osmosis occur in an apricot???????? please explain

Asked by  | 3rd Aug, 2008, 03:24: PM

Expert Answer:

When apricot is placed in a hypertonic (solution having high sugar/ salt concentration) solution, osmosis (exosmosis- movement of water out of apricot) occur. It helps in the long term peservation and use of apricot.

Dried apricot, when placed in hypotonic solution (sol. having low salt/ sugar conc.), osmosis (endosmosis - imward movement of water) occur which leads to swelling.

Answered by  | 3rd Aug, 2008, 04:46: PM

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