Problem: Which of the following statements about the conditions shown in the U-shaped tube are true? Select all that apply. • Solutes can pass through the selectively permeable membrane form right to left, but free water cannot. •Water is tightly clustered around the hydrophilic solute molecules on both sides of the membrane. • There is less free water in the right arm of the tube than in the left arm of the tube. • There is more solute in the left arm of the tube than in the right arm of the tube.

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• Solutes can pass through the selectively permeable membrane form right to left, but free water cannot. → FALSE

In a selectively-permeable membrane, only water can pass through.

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Problem Details

Which of the following statements about the conditions shown in the U-shaped tube are true? 

Select all that apply. 

• Solutes can pass through the selectively permeable membrane form right to left, but free water cannot. 

•Water is tightly clustered around the hydrophilic solute molecules on both sides of the membrane. 

• There is less free water in the right arm of the tube than in the left arm of the tube. 

• There is more solute in the left arm of the tube than in the right arm of the tube.

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