Problem: Four U tubes each have distilled water in the right arm, a solution in the left arm, and a semipermeable membrane between the arms.(a) If the solute is KCl, which solution is most concentrated?

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Osmosis is the movement of a solvent through a semi-permeable membrane from a region of low solute concentration to a region of high solute concentration

  • right arm = dilute water (blue) → low solute concentration 
  • left arm = solution (green) → high solute concentration 


Most concentrated solution  highest level on the left arm. 

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Four U tubes each have distilled water in the right arm, a solution in the left arm, and a semipermeable membrane between the arms.

(a) If the solute is KCl, which solution is most concentrated?



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