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Osmosis

Osmosis

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This lesson will explain the process of osmosis and will describe the role of osmosis in our bodies.

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Tutorial

En esta lección vamos a hablar sobre el proceso y las funciones de la ósmosis.

Overview

(0:00-2:09) Osmosis Overview

(2:10-3:26) Tonicity

(3:27-3:56) Passive Transport

(3:57-7:57) Tonicity and the Effect on Cells

Terms to Know
Hypertonic

A type of tonicity where there is a higher concentration of solutes outside of a cell than inside a cell

Hypotonic

A type of tonicity where there is a lower concentration of solutes outside of a cell than inside a cell

Isotonic

A type of tonicity where there is an equal amount of solute on both sides of a membrane

Osmosis

The movement of water across a selectively permeable membrane

Passive Transport

Movement of molecules across a membrane without the use of energy

Selectively Permeable

A membrane that can regulate which molecules are able to pass through the membrane and which can't

Tonicity

The concentration gradient of a solute in a solution