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in osmosis what happens to water molecules if they are heated?

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Posted September 27, 2010 at 6:40 AM via web

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in osmosis what happens to water molecules if they are heated?

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted January 6, 2012 at 7:16 AM (Answer #1)

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Osmosis is the movement of water across a selectively permeable membrane from high concentration, to low concentration until the concentration gradient on either side of the membrane is equal. By heating the water molecules, they will gain energy and become excited moving around more rapidly. This will speed up the process of osmosis.

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