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Osmosis. Today’s Lab: A.Two experiments: 1. Sucrose Osmosis 2. Osmosis in green algae B.Based on these experiments, write a complete lab report. Include.

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1 Osmosis

2 Today’s Lab: A.Two experiments: 1. Sucrose Osmosis 2. Osmosis in green algae B.Based on these experiments, write a complete lab report. Include all sections of a scientific paper (i.e. title, introduction, methods, results, discussion, and conclusion). It will be 4-5 pgs. C.Due Monday, February 19, 2007

3 Sucrose Osmosis – Osmosis in a non-biological membrane Purpose: to determine an unknown concentration of sucrose Hypothesis (two choices):

4 Sucrose Osmosis: Getting Started a.Form 4 groups with 4 people in each and 1 with 3 people: Group 1 – 0.2M sucrose Group 3 – 0.6M sucrose Group 2 – 0.4M sucrose Group 4 – 0.8M sucrose Group 5 – 1.0M sucrose b.Each group will prepare 2 bags using: 2 - 6” pieces of dialysis tubing. c.Soak each piece of tubing in DI water to soften it. Tie knot at one end of tube with string. Fill tubing with ~ 30ml of UNKNOWN Sucrose solution. Tie other end of each bag with a string. Attach a paperclip to end of one bag. This is Bag 1. The other is Bag 2.

5 Sucrose Osmosis: Continued d. Pat dry each bag with paper towels. Weigh each bag separately. Turn on balance. Open side door and place a weighboat on the balance. Press the ‘Tare’ button (indicated by a “T”). Once zero is displayed, open door and place Bag 1 on the weighboat. Close side door. Record starting mass (in grams), in your notebook for Bag 1, to two decimal places (ex g). Repeat for Bag 2. e.Place both bags into your group’s assigned sucrose solution. Record the start time. Let stand for 1 hour. f.After 1 hour, remove both bags from the beaker. Pat dry with paper towels. Re-weigh each bag, remembering to tare the balance with the weighboat on it. Record the ending mass (in grams) in your notebook for each bag, to two decimal places. g.Enter all values for both bags on the Excel spreadsheet as indicated.

6 Osmosis in Green Algae – Osmosis in a biological membrane Purpose: to determine if two intertidal algae are euryhaline for a large salinity gradient Hypothesis:

7 Osmosis in Green Algae a.In same groups: Group 1 – 0 ppt Group 2 – 15 ppt Group 3 – 35 ppt Group 4 – 44 ppt Group 5 – 65 ppt b.Each group places 1 ball of Valonia sp. (bubble-shaped alga) and 2- 3 strands of Cladophora sp. (hair-like alga), in individual petri- dishes. Fill petri-dish with saltwater from the 34 ppt beaker to cover algae. c.Using a dissecting microscope, make careful, initial observations of each algae under the average ocean salinity (i.e. 34 ppt). Describe characteristics, including color, shape, and size. Draw an illustration in your notebook of each sample. Do not leave algae samples under the microscope lights for more than 10 minutes at a time.

8 Osmosis in Green Algae d. Pour off the water in your sample dishes. Replace with your group’s assigned salinity. Record start time. Let stand for 1 hour. Do NOT leave the microscope light on. e. After 1 hour, using a dissecting microscope, make careful, final observations of each algae. Again describe characteristics, such as color, shape, and size. Draw an illustration in your notebook of each sample. f. Record your qualitative observations for your samples on the table on the board at the front of the room. Copy this table with all initial and final observations into your notebook.

9 - Water is a universal solvent. (i.e. dissolves substances) Salinity: - Total amount of salt dissolved in seawater. Salinity refers to the number of grams of inorganic salts (i.e. NaCl) dissolved in one kilogram (1000 g) of water. Unit: g/kg = parts per thousand (ppt) What is the average salinity of the oceans? Salinity

10 - Movement of molecules or ions from a region of high concentration to one of low concentration, until they are evenly distributed. e.g. an open bottle of perfume in a room. Diffusion

11 Figure 4.12 Diffusion Video

12 Diffusion across a biological membrane: - Passive transport Diffusion against a concentration gradient; from low concentration to high concentration: - Active transport Diffusion

13 Definition: Diffusion of WATER molecules across semi-permeable membranes (e.g. cell membranes) until water concentrations are equal on both sides of the membrane. Movement is from a higher [H 2 O] to lower [H 2 O] Osmosis

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15 Osmosis is the physical process where WATER passes through a semi-permeable membrane that separates 2 fluids with different SALT concentrations. WATER is moving from an area of: Higher [water] and lower [salt] lower [water] and higher [salt] Why is osmosis important for life in the ocean? Osmosis Video

16 Hyperosmotic solution (hypertonic) a solution with a greater solute concentration (i.e. more salt ions) than another Hypoosmotic solution (hypotonic) a solution with a lesser solute concentration (i.e. fewer salt ions) than another Isoosmotic solutions (isotonic): solutions of equal solute concentrations (i.e. same number of salt ions) Osmosis Terms:

17 Hypoosmotic Hyperosmotic Hypoosmotic Hyperosmotic Isoosmotic Osmosis Figure 4.13

18 Related Terms Euryhaline: Organism that is able to withstand large changes in salinity - no change in cell morphology (e.g. color, shape, or size) Stenohaline: Organism that is not able to withstand changes in salinity - changes in cell morphology (e.g. color, shape, or size )

19 Related Terms Osmoregulators: Organisms that can maintain a constant internal salinity despite external changes in salinity. e.g. fish Osmoconformers: Organisms that change their internal salinity along with the external environment. e.g. invertebrates

20 Osmoregulators Figure 4.14

21 Writing A Scientific Paper Title: Used to get readers attention – concise and focused Intro: Sets the stage for the study, and hooks reader Orients the reader – go from general to specific Explains the importance of the study – purpose and hypotheses Methods: Includes info so that study can be repeated What measurements were made and why

22 Writing A Scientific Paper Results: Summarize and illustrate your findings Do not interpret data, just report Number Figures and Legends Discussion: Interpret your results Don’t over explain Convey confidence and authority Conclusion: What would you differently and why?

23 Sucrose Osmosis: Data presentation a. You will record the data in a table in Excel. b. To calculate Absolute Weight change (g): Final Weight (t=1hr) – Initial Weight (t=0) c. To calculate % Weight Change: Absolute Weight Change x 100 Initial Weight

24 Sucrose Osmosis: Data presentation d. Follow the instructions on the handout to construct a graph. You will use this graph to determine the concentration of the Unknown Solution. Include the graph in your report.

25 Sucrose Osmosis: Unknown Solution concentration e.To calculate the concentration of the Unknown Solution, use the equation generated from the trendline on the graph, in the example, y = x f.Set y=0 and solve the equation for x. The result will be the concentration of the Unknown Solution. It will be a positive number between 0 M and 1.0M.

26 Osmosis in Green Algae Observations


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