what is going to happen if we perform osmosis in potato?

Asked by  | 17th Aug, 2012, 06:14: PM

Expert Answer:

In the potato osmoscope experiment, we place the potato with salt or sugar solution in its cavity, in the beaker containing water. After sometime, it is noticed that the level of solution in the cavity rises. This is due to the phenomenon of osmosis. Water molecules from a region of their higher concentration (water in the beaker) move into a region of their lower concentration (sugar or salt solution in potato cavity) through the differentially permeable cell membrane of the potato cells. 

Answered by  | 21st Aug, 2012, 09:44: AM

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