Essay on Physio 9.0 Lab 1:3

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Exercise 1: Cell Transport Mechanisms and Permeability: Activity 3: Simulating Osmotic Pressure Lab Report Pre-lab Quiz Results You scored 100% by answering 4 out of 4 questions correctly. 1. Which of the following is true of osmosis? You correctly answered: c. It is a type of diffusion. 2. Which of the following occurs when a hypertonic solution is added to cells? You correctly answered: d. The cells shrink. 3. The variable that affects osmotic pressure is You correctly answered: a. the concentration of nondiffusing solutes. 4. The net movement of water would be into the cell in a You correctly answered: b. hypotonic solution. 09/16/12 page 1 Experiment Results Predict Question: Predict Question 1: What effect do you think…show more content…
4. Water diffuses You correctly answered: c. toward solutes. 09/16/12 page 3 Review Sheet Results 1. Explain the effect that increasing the Na+ Cl- concentration had on osmotic pressure and why it has this effect. How well did the results compare with your prediction? Your answer: The increase of the Na+Cl- concentration increased osmotic pressure the Na+ Cl- molecules diffused through the 50 mwco membranes and didn't go through the 20 mwco membranes. the more Na+Cl- we added to the 20 mwco membrane, the more the osmotic pressure went up. When I looked at my results I noticed when Na+Cl- was added to the 50 mwco membrane, there was no increase in osmotic pressure. This is becasue the Sodium chloride couldn't diffuse through the 50 mwco membranes. The higher concentration of molecues on one side of the mwco membrane forces the water movement to move to the side of greater solute concentration. 2. Describe one way in which osmosis is similar to simple diffusion and one way in which it is different. Your answer: Osmosis is similar to simple diffusion because both of these precesses have the passive transport characteristic. This is where particles in a solution move from an area of high solute concentration to an are of low solute concentration. Also neither of these processes need energy from an outside source to function. Osmosis is different than simple diffusion because in osmosis, if we have a selectively permeable membrane, this membrane is

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