Concentration Of Corn Syrup And Osmosis

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By definition, osmosis is the diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane in response to gradients of concentration, pressure, or temperature (G. Audesirk, T. Audesirk, B. Byers). Diffusion is the passive movement of molecules or particles along a concentration gradient, or from regions of higher to regions of lower concentration (Diffusion). In the experiment, osmosis and diffusion occurred where the results indicated a change in mass when the egg was placed in different concentrations of corn syrup solution. My hypothesis stated that if the concentration of the solute is lower than the solvent, then the egg will shrink in size. With a majority of the results decreasing in weight, my hypothesis was proven to be correct.
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