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Osmosis: Definition & Examples

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When there is a higher concentration of solute outside the cell than inside the cell, which direction would water flow by osmosis?

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1. Osmosis is an example of ____, which is the tendency of molecules to distribute themselves evenly in a space.

2. If you want to make cells burst, you should put them in a/an ____ solution.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will quickly assess your grasp of the theory of osmosis and will help you understand its nature as it is explained in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • The word used to describe the even distribution of molecules
  • How to make cells burst
  • In which direction water flows between high and low solute concentrations

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson dealing with osmosis characteristics
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of osmosis
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of osmosis and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about osmosis, review the short, accompanying lesson titled Osmosis: Definition & Examples. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Define semi-permeable membrane
  • Explain how osmosis can change cell volume
  • Illustrate why blood is referred to as an isotonic solution
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