Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 3 weeks ago

A fresh potato is peeled, weighed and soaked in a strong salt solution it is discovered that the potato has lost weight. Is this true? WHY?

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explain why or why not

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  • 3 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    I think that it is possible through osmosis. If the potato surface of the potato is a semipermeable membrane, water will flow through it from the inside of the potato where the concentration of salt is lower to the outside where it is higher.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    That is an excellent idea. Soak yourself in a salt solution for about a month and let us know how much you have lost. You will have to be completely submerged though... A troll can maintain weight for 2 months if it is exposed to air. Please get back to us in a month.

    Thanks

  • 3 weeks ago

    Lol what i don't think thats true

  • 3 weeks ago

    It's not possible for a potato to just lose mass.

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