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Why does a solution exhibit abnormal osmotic pressure?

Why does a solution exhibit abnormal osmotic pressure?

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Gavvala Ganesh
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7 years ago
Osmotic pressure is the minimum pressure which needs to be applied to a solution to prevent the inward flow of water across a semipermeable membrane It is also defined as the measure of the tendency of a solution to take in water by osmosis. Potential osmotic pressure is the maximum osmotic pressure that could develop in a solution if it were separated from distilled water by a selectively permeable membrane. The phenomenon of osmosis arises from the propensity of a pure solvent to move through a semi-permeable membrane and into a solution containing a solute to which the membrane is impermiable. This process is of vital importance in biology as the cell's membran is semipermeable.

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