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What is Osmosis?

Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Sep 16, 2021

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Danny R. Glover

Danny R. Glover

Danny R. Glover
Danny R. Glover, Editor, New York City

Answered Aug 14, 2019

Water molecules from a high concentration to a low concentration through a selectively permeable membrane. Osmosis is the process that allows plants to absorb water. The water is absorbed through the plant's roots, where they also absorb nutrients.

Osmosis also creates pressure. This pressure can cause membranes to swell, as well as make water exert from the surface. The plants roots aren't the only things to absorb water. The cells of our body's can work as well. The water that is absorbed through osmosis is from the blood. This process is essential to our kidneys.

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John Adney

John Adney

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Answered Sep 28, 2017

Water molecules of a solvent tend to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one.

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Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

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Answered Sep 16, 2017

Water molecules from a high concentration to a low concentration through a selectively permeable membrane
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