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Solute

Definition

noun , plural: solutes

(chemistry)

1. a component of a solution: in a solution, the dissolving substance is called a solvent whereas the dissolved substance is called a solute

2. a substance (usually in lesser] amount) dissolved in another substance. A typical example of a solution is sugar dissolved in water: sugar is the solute and water is the solvent.


Supplement

Word origin: from Latin solūtus, past participle of solvere, meaning to loosen
See also: solution, solvent.


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How will conc. on 2 sides be equal when osmosis stops?

... solut on 1 side and intremediat wit a semi permaibl membrane,and d other ionizd H20. Water moves frm d hypo solvent i.e water 2 balance d hyper solute,resultin in a solution said 2 b balanced.presure is built on d hyper solution i.e salt solution with markd drift of water from d hypo solution.

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by fitzkefas
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:10 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: How will conc. on 2 sides be equal when osmosis stops?
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How will conc. on 2 sides be equal when osmosis stops?

I said, if it was possible, i.e. if the hypotonic solution also contained some solute and the difference would not be so huge.

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by JackBean
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:57 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: How will conc. on 2 sides be equal when osmosis stops?
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How will conc. on 2 sides be equal when osmosis stops?

could you please explain why osmotic pressure will be equal since osmotic pressure is directly proportional to the centration of solute? and the air pressure is the same

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by kochibaza
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:52 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: How will conc. on 2 sides be equal when osmosis stops?
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How will conc. on 2 sides be equal when osmosis stops?

If the membrane is semipermeable and the solute cannot cross the membrane, the concentrations will not be the same. However, the osmotic pressure could be the same (if there was not only pure water, but some solution).

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by JackBean
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: How will conc. on 2 sides be equal when osmosis stops?
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RBC osmolarity

Osmolarity refers to the concentration of solute in solvent - a character of a solution. Can you clarify what you mean by "RBC osmolarity"?

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by JorgeLobo
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:39 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: RBC osmolarity
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