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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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    Rate Of Osmosis

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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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    Osmosis in Potatoes

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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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    Osmosis Experiment

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    Osmosis Experiment Planning Introduction Osmosis is the passage of water molecules from a weaker solution into a stronger solution, through a partially permeable membrane. In this case, the tiny holes in the membrane of the potatoes will allow the water molecules to pass through in and out of the solution and the potato, depending on the concentration gradient of the two substances

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    Osmosis and Cell

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    Name: ______________________________________ Date: ________________________ Student Exploration: Osmosis Vocabulary: cell membrane, concentration, diffusion, dynamic equilibrium, osmosis, semipermeable membrane, solute, solvent Prior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.) 1. Suppose you were trapped on a desert island with no sources of fresh water. Should you drink water from the ocean? Explain why or why not. _________________________________________________________________________

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    Osmosis Lab

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    goal of this lab was to try and understand the effects of osmosis on living cells and to be able to calculate water potential of living cells. This hypothesis was tested because it’s important to know how much water a cell can obtain without bursting. The process that this lab was based on is osmosis, which is a type of diffusion. “Diffusion is the movement of molecules from a high concentration to a low concentration”(Anderson). Osmosis is the process of diffusion but involving water moving from

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    Abstract Water diffuses across cellular membranes by the process of osmosis. This occurs in all animal, plant and protozoa cells. Furthermore, this report examines ‘an investigation into the rate of osmosis through a semi-permeable membrane’ and further assesses whether this rate is affected by sucrose concentration. Dialysis bags containing variable sucrose concentrations were placed in a solution containing either tap water or 60% sucrose. These bags were then weighed at fifteen minute intervals

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    There are numerous types of passive transport which are osmosis, diffusion, facilitated diffusion and filtration however osmosis will be focused on the greatest due to the relevance to the task. Diffusion and osmosis are crucial processes in order to perform the experimental EEI. Diffusion is the spontaneous movement of atoms, ions or molecules from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration. It typically occurs in gas and liquid molecules when the surrounding cell has a higher

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    Osmosis has long been taught to students, especially those in high school or introductory science classes, as a simple variation of diffusion. Because osmosis is the first of many natural phenomena understood by students, it is important that it is understood correctly. This however, is not the case. In fact, discrepancies exist between how osmosis is taught and understood between physics and chemistry or biology [1]. Moreover, since the agreement of the real processes involved within the physics

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    Osmosis in Potato Tubers

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    Osmosis in Potato Tubers Andrew Dickson Background When a plant cell is bathed in a solution of the same concentration (isotonic) as its intracellular environment, its mass and volume remain the same. This is because water enters and leaves the cells at the same rate. There is no net loss or gain of water by osmosis. Samples of cells can be placed in a range of solutions of different concentration. The cells will gain water by osmosis when placed in solutions which are more dilute (hypotonic)

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