In the rubber egg lab also known as the osmosis lab, I first measured the circumference of the egg which was 6 inches. The egg had no cracks and was hard. I placed the egg in the vinegar and within seconds the egg started to bubble. These bubbles were carbon dioxide. After 72 hours the shell of the egg had started to dissolve or flake. This would be considered passive transport as the vinegar diffused across the egg shell without any force. Seventy-two hours into the experiment the membrane was exposed, and had a circumference of 8 inches. Before the egg had a shell and you couldn’t see through it but once the vinegar acted as an acetic acid it broke down the shell and left a yellow membrane that felt like rubber this is an example of diffusion. I then placed the egg in another container and put corn syrup over the egg for 24 hours. The egg had shriveled and shrunk, the water had left the egg and went into the syrup and that is what caused the egg to shrink. The corn syrup is essentially pure sugar with very little water so the osmotic pressure is very low. I then placed the shriveled egg in water and waited for another 24 hours. After observation the egg had no
The solutions are 0% sucrose, 10% sucrose, 20% sucrose, 30% sucrose, 40% sucrose and an unknown sucrose concentration. We then weighed each egg separately to the nearest gram in order to have an initial starting weight to compare to the results throughout our experiment being conducted. The eggs were then placed in each beaker for 12 intervals at a time. After every 12 minutes the eggs were taken out and weighed to see if the weight of the egg changed. With a total of five intervals (12, 24, 36, 48, 60) the steps were repeated till the egg had reached the total time of 60 minutes. The changes in weight of the eggs were then added into a data table showing the weight of the chicken eggs in grams vs. the time in minutes. In a second data table the weight changes (g) vs. time (min.) between the eggs were taken and used the difference from each time and subtracted it from the initial
The primary purpose of the lab was to test and observe the effects of the process of osmosis on decalcified eggs. Before the process, the initial weights of the eggs were taken and noted. Two eggs were then immersed in a deionized water solution. The same was repeated to the other two solutions of 20% and 40% sucrose. The weights of the eggs were measured after 15 minutes to note the change in mass due to osmosis and again after 60 minutes to take the final measurement. Overall, while some human error might arise in the weighing process, care was taken in handling the eggs and during the weighing process. As such, it was found that the eggs behaved as predicted. It was found that the eggs placed in the hypertonic solution lost
The purpose to this experiment was to study the effect of osmosis in de-shelled chicken eggs in different percentages of sucrose solutions. Osmosis is the process, in which, water moves across a differentially permeable membrane. The eggs were soaked in vinegar to remove the outside hard shell but still leave the egg in its membrane. By placing the six de-shelled in different sucrose solutions, we tested the rate of osmosis. The eggs were placed in the solutions for an hour and weighed in fifteen minute intervals. Then, each weight was recorded and graphed. The results showed that the egg in the water solution gained the most weigh and the only other egg that gained a little weight was the one in the 10% solution. All the other eggs in the different solutions lost weight, even the unknown solution. According to the results the egg that was in the distilled water solution gained weight because it is the hypertonic solution. All the other eggs lost weight because they were placed in hypotonic solutions with different concentrations of sucrose. The egg that was placed in the higher concentration of sucrose lost the most weight. So, the higher the concentration of sucrose, the more water the egg lost.
By the end of the experiment, it was predicted that the egg would be swollen when left in water and shriveled when left in corn syrup. Based on the data given from the table above, the prediction is, more or less, right. The egg did, in fact, shrivel up and the weight of the egg did go down as well. Compared to the beginning of the experiment where the egg had an initial mass of 81.50 grams, but by the end of the water aspect of the research the egg ended up weighing 93.74 grams, therefore, there was an increase of 12.24 grams. Using the data table the weight from the start the syrup aspect of the experiment was 93.74 grams, after being left in syrup the egg weighed a total of 57.32 grams, thus, the egg decreased in weight by 36.42 grams.
The lid was then placed on the jar and an observation was made and recorded. Observations of the egg were then made after 12 hours and 24 hours had passed and the observations were recorded. After 24 hours had passed, the egg was removed from the syrup and rinsed with tap water and observations were made and recorded.
An egg has a semi-permeable membrane, thus processes like osmosis could occur. Osmosis is the movement of water molecules from an area of higher water concentration to an area of a lower water concentration. Osmosis is important, especially for living organisms, as they help distribute nutrients in the body. An egg’s mass would change when it is soaked in different substances. The goal of this experiment was to investigate how an egg changes through osmosis. This experiment was done to show how substances affect the mass of an egg. To start off, an egg’s mass was measured by putting the egg in a beaker then placing it on a mass scale. The beaker was then filled with vinegar and left alone for twenty-four hours. After a day, the egg was taken
This is the final step of the experiment. The shell-less egg was now placed into a new cup, but very carefully, as the egg was more fragile than when it was soaked in vinegar. The egg in the new cup was then covered with water. The egg sat in the water for a 24 hour time period once again. During this 24 hour time period the eggs appearance and size were once again recorded. After the time period had completed, the egg was removed from the water and was very carefully patted dry. Since the egg was now swollen, extra care was needed when holding the egg. The swollen egg was placed on the scale on last time and its mass was recorded as M3.
In conclusion, the data that was collected helped tell us that the solutions greatly affected the cell of the egg because it caused the egg’s mass to increase than decrease. Also saw how the solutions played a role in the phospholipid bilayer and saw how it altered the shape of the egg. However, it does not support my hypothesis on the affect the egg would undergo onced placed in sugar and water but sugar was not used in this experiment, but water was used and it didn’t affect the shape of the egg, all it did was cause the egg to be in a isotonic state. According to Khan Academy (2017), states that a cell is isotonic “When the extracellular fluid has the same osmolarity as the cell, there will be no net movement in or out of the cell”. Which
When the 4 eggs were weighed it was found that out of the 4 solutions, 2 were hypotonic and 2 were hypertonic. The mass of 2 of the eggs increased and the other 2 decreased after 60 minutes in the various solutions. Out of the 4, the most hypotonic solution was the distilled water; and the most hypertonic solution was the solution with 2.0M glucose. The
4.14. The accuracy of the data is dependent on the correct controls being in place, Ensuring temperate stays the same throughout all solutions, making sure that the solutions are correct that the weight and size of the eggs are the measured correctly and that when the eggs are removed they are removed at the same time. Some of the eggs were not completely submerged in the solution this may cause some errors in the experiment and may have caused varying results. The eggs were of different sizes this also will cause the results to vary, Gathering eggs of exact size and weight would have ensured the results were correct. The eggs may not have been dried enough also causing results to vary; this can be fixed by ensuring that the eggs are thoroughly dried. The eggs were taken out at a time around about 24 hours, having an exact time to remove the eggs would have eliminated errors.