what is osmosis? also describe endosmosis and exsosmosis?
Asked by | 26th Mar, 2008, 07:47: PM
Osmosis is the passage of water from a region of high water concentration through a semi-permeable membrane to a region of low water concentration.
When a cell is placed in hypertonic solution, water passes out from the cell into the hypertonic solution. This is exosmosis.
When a cell is placed in a hypotonic solution, water passes from the hypotonic solution into the cell. This is endosmosis.
Answered by | 27th Mar, 2008, 06:41: PM
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