Osmosis Literature Review

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4.Literature research: Osmosis is the spontaneous net movement of solvent molecules through a semi-permeable membrane into a region of high solute concentration, in the direction that tends to equalize the solute concentrations on two sides. There are 3 types of osmotic conditions that affect living cells, they are: hypertonic, hypotonic and isotonic states. These terms describe the osmotic state of the solution that surrounds a cell, not the solution inside the cell. Hypertonic conditions cause water to diffuse out of the cell, making the cell shrivel. Hypotonic conditions cause water to move into the cell swelling or bursting it. Isotonic conditions also allow movement of water in and out of the cell, but with no net increase inside or outside…show more content…
• Better tasting food starts with better water • RO systems do not consume energy, making them energy efficient. • The maintenance is pretty simple. The cons of reverse osmosis systems is: • They can be some clogging • Takes patience and time because reverse osmosis works through the use of household water pressure and it does require time to go through the membrane as well as refill the tanks. • You’ll need to replace water filters. Though it it isn’t super expensive it is an ongoing maintenance item. There are 3 possible conditions in re guards to a cells water concentration relative to it’s environment: 1. Healthy animal cells exist within an isotonic environment 2. Healthy plant cells exist with a hypotonic environment The biological importance of osmosis is that it facilitates the distribution essential nutrients in the body and the excretion of metabolic waste ptoduts. Cells have semipermeable membranes, and osmosis makes it possible for liquid solvents to pass through these cell membranes. References: Quora (n.d.) what is the importance of osmosis according to biology? Available from:…show more content…
Diffusion, Osmosis, Imbibition (n.d.) diffusion, osmosis, imbibition Available from: www.botany.wisc.edu Alkaline water health benefits (n.d.) pros and cons of reverse osmosis Available from: www.highenergywater.com Osmosis (n.d.) Osmosis Available from

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