what is the difference between diffusion and osmosis?

Asked by Sivabalan Vadivel | 9th Jun, 2013, 07:21: PM

Expert Answer:

Diffusion is a spontaneous movement of particles from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration through a semi-permeable membrane.
Osmosis is the spontaneous net movement of water across a semipermeable membrane from a region of low solute concentration to a solution with a high solute concentration, down a solute concentration gradient.

Answered by  | 10th Jun, 2013, 09:32: AM

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