## Quick question

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### Quick question

say you put a potato chip in a beaker of known water solution

now if you double that solutions volume (not changing the concentration of the solution), will there be a change in the rate of osmosis?

my teacher said volume is a variable in osmosis, but i odnt see how, as the surface area/distance/different in WP are not changing.

any help wil be greatly appreciated

thanks

now if you double that solutions volume (not changing the concentration of the solution), will there be a change in the rate of osmosis?

my teacher said volume is a variable in osmosis, but i odnt see how, as the surface area/distance/different in WP are not changing.

any help wil be greatly appreciated

thanks

### Re: Quick question

a-man wrote:say you put a potato chip in a beaker of known water solution

now if you double that solutions volume (not changing the concentration of the solution), will there be a change in the rate of osmosis?

my teacher said volume is a variable in osmosis, but i odnt see how, as the surface area/distance/different in WP are not changing.

any help wil be greatly appreciated

thanks

I don't think that the rate of osmosis will be changed as long as the concentration of the solution is unchanged. The key factor should be water potential, which is independent of the volume of the solution used, especially when it is distilled water.

Your teacher's statement that water is one of the variables in determining the rate of osmosis is just a general rule, which should not be applicable here.

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