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Advanced Placement Biology ® AP Biology Lab 1 281 EDVO-Kit # Storage: Principles & Practice of Diffusion & Osmosis Store entire experiment at room temperature. EXPERIMENT OBJECTIVE The objective of this experiment is to develop an understanding of the molecular basis of diffusion and osmosis and its physiological importance. Students will analyze how solute size and concentration affect diffusion across semi-permeable membranes and how these processes affect water potential. Students

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As suggested by the graph above and the data obtained through the conduction of the experiment, an evident correlation between the surface area to volume ration and the rate of osmosis can be implied. As can be seen from the graph, as the surface area and volume ratio of the cube is increased, the % change in mass is decreased (as suggested by the % change in mass of 2 x 2 x 2 cube). In a contradicting manner, as the SA: V of the potato cube in decreased, the % change in mass of the potato cube in

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the rate of osmosis. When we tested the rate of osmosis within hot water it showed that the rate had greatly increased. The higher the temperature, the faster the molecules will move. Which is what was shown in the lab results, which proved the hypothesis. The independent variable is the temperature, and the dependent variable is the rate of osmosis. The relationship that exists between the independent and dependent variable is as the temperature increases, so does the rate of osmosis. But, if the

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AT1- Osmosis In Potatoes Aim: Investigate the movement of osmosis through a selectively permeable membrane, in this case potato. Introduction: Osmosis is the movement of water through a semi permeable membrane, separating solutions of different concentrations. The water passes from a region of high concentration to a region of low concentration, until the two concentrations are equal in concentrations of water. Many cell membranes behave as semi permeable membranes, and osmosis is

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Introduction to Osmosis and explanatory reactions, was centered around the diffusion across a cellular membrane and how the blood reacted under different solutions concentrations. The diffusion and the osmosis are types of movement that a related to passive transport through the cell membranes. Diffusion is when a solute move from a high concentration area to an area where the concentration is lower. While Osmosis is the movement of water through membrane. There is a similarity between the Osmosis and diffusion

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This lab's function was the study of osmosis and concentration gradients. Osmosis is the movement of water from an area of high water concentration to a lower water concentration through a selectively permeable membrane. Permeable membranes allow certain solvents to pass through while selectively preventing solutes from doing the same. Tonicity dictates the direction and speed of diffusion. Plant cell thrive better in an hypotonic environment, allowing them to always be full of water and thus turgid

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solute concentrations on both sides of the membrane are equal. The diffusion of free water across a selectively permeable membrane, whether artificial or cellular, is called osmosis. The movement of water across cell membranes and the balance of water between the cell and its environment are crucial to organisms. ("Diffusion And Osmosis - Difference And Comparison | Diffen"). A semi-permeable membrane known as the cell membrane surrounds the living cells of both plants and animals. Both solute concentration

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Why is diffusion and osmosis important and what were the reasons of the experiments performed? Osmosis helps keep the water levels in cells at homeostasis and diffusion tries to reach equilibrium by moving to an area of lower concentration. The two experiments were designed and performed to test the rate of diffusion by measuring the size of the phenolphthalein agar block and the weight of the dialysis tubes. To begin with, the experiments, The Rate of Diffusion and Cell Size, was to test whether

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by which water crosses cell membranes from regions of low solute concentration to regions of high solute concentration to attain equilibrium on either side is called Osmosis. Cell membranes can only be completely understood by studying living membranes to demonstrate its properties involving passive transport, for example, osmosis (Chung et al.,2013). The primary factors which determine the permeability of a living organism’s membrane is the concentration gradient and the size of the molecule compared

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Objective The objective of this lab was to be able to view the process of diffusion and osmosis through a membrane. This will help to reinforce my knowledge of how diffusion and osmosis work by seeing it in action. The method and materials by which I accomplished this are explained below. Method & Material The materials that I used to accomplish my objective for the lab are as follows. I used 3 30mL beakers. Beaker #1 had 30mL of 30% sucrose in it. Beaker #2 had 30mL of 10% iodine in it. And

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