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    Osmosis & Diffusion

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    In which direction will osmosis occur if a 15% sucrose solution is separated from a 25% sugar solution by a deferentially permeable membrane?

    If you add a cube of sugar to a drink, how could you speed up the diffusion of the sugar molecules without stirring it?

    When you soak in water for a long period of time, why do your fingers and toes become wrinkled?

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    Osmosis is the process of diffusion of water across a semi-permeable membrane (water molecules are small enough to move across but other molecules are too big and must stay in their respective compartments). The water will move in the direction that equalizes the concentration of solutes on both sides of the membrane. If you have ...

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    The solution discusses questions about osmosis and diffusion of sugar molecules.