Effecs of Temperature on Rate of Osmosis

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Effecs of Temperature on Rate of Osmosis

Post by fooballer » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:34 am

i recently did a osmosis lab with potatoes, and i don't know the general rule for the effects of temperature on the rate of osmosis.
would a hotter temp. lead to an increase in rate of osmosis?
would a colder temp. lead to an increase?
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Post by Methal » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:51 am

I would make sense that hotter temps would increase the osmosis rate, but keep in mind that when things are hot they expand. So if you are trying to move only smaller molocules increase the temp could mess that up...not to mention that at higher temps protines do some strange stuff. (ie change their shape)
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