Diffusion Lab Essays

  • Diffusion Lab

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    this lab was to see firsthand the diffusion of a substance across a selectively permeable membrane. Diffusion is the movement of molecules from an area of high concentration to an area of lower concentration until both concentrations are equal, or as you could more professionally call it, equilibrium. This concept is one that we have been studying in depth currently in Biology class. Procedure We separated into groups of two each, making sure that we had the following materials for the lab: graduated

  • Diffusion And Osmosis Lab Report

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    Jully Garcia Diffusion and Osmosis Lab Report Introduction We did this experiment to find out the percent of starch concentrations in two different types of solutions. Osmosis is diffusion that involves the transport of water. In osmosis, water moves selectively from high concentration to low concentration.The whole point of the membrane is to allow certain molecules and the ones left behind don't get allowed in. To get to understand more diffusion is the movement of molecules from an area of high

  • Osmosis And Diffusion Lab Report

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    Osmosis and Diffusion are two important key concepts that helps the cell as a whole functional. Diffusion is simply the movement of a substance from an area that has higher concentration to an area that has a smaller amount of concentration. Osmosis is the total opposite of Diffusion; Osmosis consists of a solvent being able to pass freely through the membrane of a less concentrated solution to a higher concentrated solution. Diffusion means to spread out, and in the process of diffusion it is actually

  • Diffusion And Osmosis Lab Report

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    In this lab, the purpose of it was to examine and observe diffusion and osmosis moving through through a membrane and to investigate the effects of solute concentration on water potential. It started off with the two dialysis tubes that was filled with 10mL of distilled water and three drops of phenolphthalein. Then added 10 drops 1M of sodium hydroxide and 20-40 drops of iodine in two different beakers filled with distilled water. The dialysis tubes were placed in the beaker then gradually started

  • Osmosis Diffusion Investigation Lab Report

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    Osmosis/Diffusion Investigation 4 Lab Report Cappy Pierce November 6th 2015 Labs done with: Ethan Anderson, Emily Levin, and Logan Lucas Instructed by: Mrs. Nyland Abstract: Diffusion and osmosis are necessary for the efficient transport of substances in and out of living cells. Diffusion is the most common and effective transportation process between cells and their surroundings, the movement of a substance along a concentration gradient from high to low, allowing essential nutrients and compounds

  • Osmosis And Diffusion Lab Report

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    Osmosis and diffusion are two methods which work towards levelling the concentration in the two given surfaces – the cell and the environment. Purchon defines osmosis as the movement of water from a higher concentration to a lower concentration “through a semi permeable membrane”. For instance; a red blood cell when placed in a hypertonic solution undergoes crenation as water from cell moves down the concentration gradient into the environment. Osmosis is only for water molecules while the similar

  • Lab: The Effects Of Osmosis And Cellular Diffusion

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    Carrot Lab Abstract: In this lab, carrots were placed in sugar solutions of varying sugar concentrations. The effects of osmosis and cellular diffusion are going to be observed as the carrots gain or lose weight in the solutions over the period of time. The weights of the carrots will be measured after 30 min, and again after 24 hrs. The purpose of this lab is to find out how the cells in carrots will react to various sugar concentrations. The idea is that the cells will absorb the water and become

  • Sucrose Diffusion Lab Report

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    Diffusion is the movement of a substance from an area with a high concentration to an area that is less concentrated (Houtman, A., et .al.,2015). However, osmosis is a special type of diffusion where water moves across a semi-permeable membrane. Understanding enzymatic activity is important when analysing the breakdown of sucrose. Enzymes are important when it comes to the function of cells. Enzymes are protein molecules that have the ability to speed up chemical reactions (Houtman, A., et.al.,

  • Pantothenic Acid Diffusion Lab Report

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    A mixture of pantothenic acid, vitamin A, and vitamin C limits the diffusion of vitamin C through the dialysis tubing. Tryptophan limits the diffusion of vitamin C even more than the mixture of pantothenic acid, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Unexpectedly, the combination of all three substances (tryptophan, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C - vitamin A) did not show as significant a change in the diffusion of vitamin C as the Tryptophan alone. The cause for this could be that the vitamins and amino acids

  • Diffusion In Egg Lab Report

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    It started one day in a science classroom. That is where I learned about diffusion. Diffusion is the movement of a substance across a membrane, due to a difference in concentration, without any help from other molecules. (Unknown, 2) In the egg lab the egg experienced diffusion over the course of several days. During the lab I also learned about hypertonic solutions and hypotonic solutions. The hypertonic solutions concentration of the cell is less than the outside of the cell. (Trent, 1) Hypotonic

  • Diffusion And Osmosis Lab Report

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    In the diffusion and osmosis lab, we were to prove if there was a change in the weight of a potato sample once placed in a sucrose solution. Our hypothesis was proven false, due to the sufficient amount of sucrose, the weight of the object decreases. The Enzyme experiment consisted of two parts, the first including the pH concentration, we were off to reveal if a high concentration of pH could increase its reaction rate. We tested our hypothesis, and it was incorrect, the closer the pHs were to neutral

  • Disk-Diffusion Lab Report

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    resistance/susceptibility of bacteria to antimicrobials, this method was technically demanding and novel techniques soon began to make way (Hudzicki, J. 2013). By the 1950’s various microbiology labs had developed different protocols to the well-adopted disk-diffusion method; it became evident that researchers were publishing disk-diffusion

  • Diffusion And Osmosis Lab Report

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    Abstract Diffusion and osmosis in living cells are greatly effected by factors such as solution concentration, temperature, and surface area of the cell. This was studied using agar cubes of different sizes, dialysis tubing, and potato cores to demonstrate how the different factors affect cells. The process of cellular respiration can be altered due to temperature differences. Enzymes also greatly affect the molecular processes that occur. Enzymes are denatured at variety of pH and causes inactivity

  • Diffusion Lab Report

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    ABSTRACT The effect of molecular weight to the rate of diffusion of some substances was determined using two experiments that require glass tube and petri dish of agar-water gel with three wells. In the first experiment, two cottons were soaked in hydrochloric acid (HCl) and ammonium hydroxide (NH_4OH), respectively and were placed at the both ends of a glass tube simultaneously. The second experiment involved three wells filled with a drop of potassium permanganate (KMnO_4), potassium dichromate

  • Diffusion And Diffusion Essay

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    The overall purpose of the experiments in this lab was to introduce the function and structure of the plasma membrane, describe the workings of diffusion and osmosis, and to demonstrate how different factors such as particle size, temperature, and space of diffusion area affect the rate of diffusion. With the results from the experiments, it can be concluded that all of the factors listed do affect diffusion, and there may be many more than are unaccounted for. Through the osmosis experiment, it

  • Sucrose And Osmosis

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    The purpose of this lab is to test how molecular size and diffusion relate and to test the permeability of dialysis tubing using sucrose, glucose, starch and iodine. It is expected that potassium permanganate will travel a farther distance than the methylene blue because the permanganate has a smaller molar mass then the methylene, particles that are larger take more time to move than smaller particles do. In the second experiment it is anticipated that sucrose will increase in volume whereas the

  • Diffusion and Osmosis

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    Diffusion and Osmosis Lab Report on Diffusion and Osmosis Our objective is to figure diffusion and osmosis. Diffusion is the process whereby particles of liquids, gases, or solids intermingle as the result of their spontaneous movement caused by thermal agitation and in dissolved substances move from a region of higher to one of lower concentration. Osmosis is a process of absorption or diffusion suggestive of the flow of osmotic action. In our experiment in lab class, we did a procedure

  • Sucrose Hypothesis For Osmosis

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    Osmosis is a special case of diffusion. It is when the passage of water from a dilute solution moves through a semi-permeable membrane to a more concentrated solution. Selective permeability is whether solutes can cross through a membrane freely or not at all. Plant cells and animal cells differ in that plant cells have a strong cell wall and animal cells do not have cell walls. They both can undergo osmosis and both lose water, however the cell wall of plant cells prevent the cells from bursting

  • Explain What Happened To The Plasma Membrane And Explain The Various Levels Of Concentration

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    Mediaphys Lesson 1. Discuss the structure of the plasma membrane and explain the process of active and passive transport through the membrane. The Cell or plasma membrane is not a solid structure, but made up of proteins that form channels and pores. In addition, carbohydrate molecules serve as recognition of cells and cholesterol molecules contribute to the stability of the membrane. The structure consists mostly of phospholipid molecules. The membrane separates the interior of all cells from

  • Osmosis Through A Semi Permeable Membrane Using Dialysis Bags

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    and was hypotonic to its environment. Introduction In this lab we tested osmosis through a semi permeable membrane using dialysis bags (SCC Science Division, 2014). We also looked at osmosis in living cells of potatoes. When water is moved through a semi permeable membrane that is called osmosis. Passive transport is when molecules move with the concentration gradient across the membrane with no cellular energy used. Osmosis and diffusion are examples of passive transport. There is also active transport