Diffusion And Osmosis Lab Report

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Diffusion and Osmosis Lab
Biology AP
Luis Macias
October 01, 2015 - October 09, 2015

Abstract
The Diffusion and Osmosis Lab determines the molarities of various sucrose solutions based on change in mass. Using table sugar in different amount of molar concentration 0.0M, 0.2M, 0.4M, 0.6M, 0.8M and 1.0M. The molarity of the solution of the sucrose solution in the dialysis tubing determines the amount of water that either move into the bag or out the bag, which also means its mass changed.

Introduction
A cell is the basic unit of life, essential to maintaining the physiology of the larger organism. In animals, certain organelles metabolize food into energy, and then uses the energy for repair, growth and reproduction. Similarly, chloroplasts in plant cells transform sunlight into energy, a process known as photosynthesis.
Materials move into and out of cells through either passive transport or active transport. Passive transport includes diffusion and osmosis. Molecules tend to move from crowded to less crowded in order to achieve a balance or to reach homeostasis. The cell membrane is selectively permeable which allows the movement of substances, especially oxygen, water, food molecules, carbon dioxide, and waste products, into or out of the cell without the use of energy. Movement occurs when there are unequal concentrations of a substance inside and outside of the cell.
Diffusion is the movement of molecules from a region of higher concentration to a…

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