Osmosis

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Osmosis
Diffusion of water molecules across a partially-permeable membrane, from an area of high water potential to an area of low water potential
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Water Potential
Likelihood of water molecules to diffuse into a solution
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Hypotonic Solution
Solution with higher water potential than cell
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Isotonic Solution
Solution with same water potential as cell
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Hypertonic Solution
Solution with lower water potential than cell
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Haemolysed
When cell bursts - higher water potential
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Crenated
Cell shrinks - lower water potential
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Turgid
Plant cell becomes swollen
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Plasmolysis
Cell becomes flaccid - low water potential
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Solute
Substance that dissolves in solvent
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Solvent
Liquid used to dissolve solute
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Solution
Mixture of solute + solvent
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Likelihood of water molecules to diffuse into a solution

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Water Potential

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Solution with higher water potential than cell

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Card 4

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Solution with same water potential as cell

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Solution with lower water potential than cell

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