Presentation on theme: "Diffusion & Osmosis October 24, 2007 Ms. Manaktola."— Presentation transcript:
Diffusion & Osmosis October 24, 2007 Ms. Manaktola
demonstration Questions: What happened? Why did it happen? Microscopic view
diffusion Diffusion is the movement of solute molecules from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration. Animation
osmosis Osmosis is the passage of water across the membrane from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration Similar to diffusion, but not the same! Osmosis only pertains to water molecules
osmosis HYPERTONIC and HYPOTONIC are important terms When we compare two solutions, a HYPERTONIC solution is the solution with a greater solute concentration relative to the HYPOTONIC solution REVIEW: What is a solute?