Problem: Two aqueous solutions are separated by a semipermeable membrane. Solution A is half-normal saline (0.45% NaCl) and solution B contains 0.95 meq/L of MgCl2. Will water flow from compartment A to B, or vice-versa? Show all calculations.

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Osmosis → movement of water (solvent) through a semi-permeable membrane from low to high solute concentration.


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Two aqueous solutions are separated by a semipermeable membrane. Solution A is half-normal saline (0.45% NaCl) and solution B contains 0.95 meq/L of MgCl2. Will water flow from compartment A to B, or vice-versa? Show all calculations.

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