What is osmosis? Explain giving an example.

Asked by shrey17 | 7th May, 2009, 08:30: AM

Expert Answer:

The movement of water molecules from a region of its higher concentration to a region of its lower concentration, across a semipermeable membrane is called osmosis.

For example - If you put a carrot in salty water, the salt water will pull out the water from inside the carrot (which is mostly made up of water). Within a few hours, the carrot will be limp, its cells shriveled.

Answered by  | 10th May, 2009, 09:04: PM

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