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Osmosis Practice

Osmosis Practice

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osmosis
does not require energy

movement of water

high concentration to low concentration

type of passive transport

hypertonic
cell shrinks

high solutes inside

causes cells to lose water

makes plants wilt

dry lips after eating salty popcorn


hypotonic
low solutes inside

makes water enter a cell

cell swells (expands)

100% pure H20 (distilled water)

ideal conditions for plants

causes animal cells to burst


isotonic
ideal condition for animals

same concentration of solutes

equilibrium reached