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Rate of osmosis

Postby jsmith613 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:45 pm

is the rate of osmosis dependant on the length of the diffusion pathway?
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Postby JackBean » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:33 pm

depends, whether the difference of concentrations will be the same per length unit or per whole length
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Re: Rate of osmosis

Postby jsmith613 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:02 pm

lets say osmosis occurs between plant and solution
solution has lower water potential

will a thicker cell wall (increased diffusion pathway) reduce rate at which water is lost by plant?
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Postby JackBean » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:54 am

mainly, thicker cell wall will function as barrier, so the rate of diffusion will be for sure affected.
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