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Tonicity Explanation

... It is commonly used when describing the response of cells immersed in an external solution. Like osmotic pressure, tonicity is influenced only by solutes that cannot cross the membrane, as only these exert an osmotic pressure. Solutes able to freely cross the membrane do not affect tonicity because ...

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by einfopedia
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:44 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Tonicity Explanation
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Need help with Plasma Membrane

... through the proteins. Do I have this part correct? Ok now here is the thing I don't really know much about. I need a good explanation on water and solutes. I know the water and solutes move from high concentrations to low. I need good definitions and examples about hypertonic solutions, hypotonic, ...

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by MissionCO
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:18 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Need help with Plasma Membrane
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Re: speed of osmosis?

thanks for your quick response. but would larger solutes cause osmosis to happen more quickly or slowly than smaller solutes? also, if you could please elaborate on why ? thank you!

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by newbie46
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:03 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speed of osmosis?
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Views: 4693

speed of osmosis?

hello, i was learning about osmosis in school and i have a question about it. does the size of the solutes dissolved in water affect the rate of osmosis? kind of a funky question but i just wanna know :) thanks!

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by newbie46
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:57 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speed of osmosis?
Replies: 8
Views: 4693

Re: What is salt stress?

is anybody know when soils in arid regions of the world are irrigated, solutes from the irrigation water can accumulate and eventually reach levels that have an adverse affect on plant growth. Current estimates indicate that 10 - 35% of the world's agricultural ...

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by Makyhg
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:26 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: What is salt stress?
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Views: 19475
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