Which is an example of osmosis? A. oxygen moving into the bloodstream from the lungs B. carbon dioxide moving into the leaf cells of plants C. potassium ions moving in and out of an animal cell...

Which is an example of osmosis?

A. oxygen moving into the bloodstream from the lungs

B. carbon dioxide moving into the leaf cells of plants

C. potassium ions moving in and out of an animal cell

D. water moving into the root cells of plants

 

 

 

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To understand which answer choice is correct, one must first compare two related concepts, diffusion and osmosis. Diffusion is defined as movement of particles from an area of a higher concentration to an area of a lower one. This process is typically seen when ions or molecules diffuse across a cell membrane in an attempt to make the concentration on either side of the membrane equal. It is important to note that diffusion occurs without requiring energy. Osmosis is a special form of diffusion used specifically for the case of water...

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