shay asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 month ago

Describe osmosis. What type of molecules are able to move into and out of a cell via osmosis? ?

What type of molecule cannot move into a cell via osmosis?

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  • 1 month ago

    > Describe osmosis.

    A solvent moves through a semi-permeable membrane toward a solute.

    > What type of molecules are able to move into and out of a cell via osmosis?

    Water, and, hypothetically other small solvents

    > What type of molecule cannot move into a cell via osmosis?

    Anything that isn't water.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Osmosis is the passive diffusion or movement of molecules from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration. Osmosis will stop automatically when equilibrium is achieved, or when the concentration of molecules is the same on the inside and outside of the cell. The types that are small enough to pass through the holes in the cell membrane can move in and out of the cell. Water and salt are the types of molecules that can move freely in and out of cells through osmosis.

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