Water is actually moving both ways to try to even up the concentration, however more water molecules are moving from the pure water towards the sugar solution because there is a higher concentration of water molecules in the pure water solution than the sugar solution. The result is a net transfer of molecules down a concentration gradient from the water to the sugar solution. Eventually the level of water on the lower water concentration side rises while that on the more concentrated side falls. When the concentration of water is the same on both sides the movement of water will be the same in both directions at this point the net exchange of water is zero and the system is in equilibrium.
Diffusion, Osmosis, Active Transport There are two ways in which substances can enter or leave a cell: 1) Passive a) Simple Diffusion b) Facilitated Diffusion
Chemical gardens demonstrate the effect of osmosis in inorganic chemistry.
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