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Boiling the potato destroys the cell membrane which is a partially permeable membrane. Thus osmosis is unable to occur as osmosis occurs through a partially membrane and only diffusion would occur.

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Q: How does boiling a potato effect osmosis?
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What can be used to replace potato in osmosis?

Any root vegetables would be good. Some good ones could be yam or sweet potato.

Description of osmosis?

osmosis means the movement of water from a high concentration gradient to a low concentration gradient, through a SEMI-permable membrane, osmosis is 'complete' whene both sides are in they state of equalibrium this means when the water molecules are evenly spread out. e.g. a potato clyinder in a water beaker, the water particles in the potato is greater than in the beaker of water, and so as the definition says '...from a high to low concentration...' the water molecules transferr from the potato to the beaker of water. If you don't get it ur dumb

Why does temperature effect the rate of osmosis?

Theoretically, the maximum point of increase in the rate of osmosis with the increase of temperature should be the boiling point of water. At this point, the water can not get hotter (without superheating due to the addition of pressure), therefor the rate of osmosis could not be any greater.Yes, increasing temperature would result in an increase in the rate of osmosis, as the water molecules would have more energy and therefore faster Brownian motion. This means the molecules move around a lot faster, so equilibrium would be reached faster.

What effect does temperature have on osmosis?

The higher the temperature the faster diffusion occurs which in turn means that the process of osmosis becomes faster as the temperature rises.

What effect does temperature increase has on osmosis?

The higher the temperature the faster diffusion occurs which in turn means that the process of osmosis becomes faster as the temperature rises.

Related questions

Can peeled boiled potato go through osmosis?

yes peeled potato go through osmosis.

What organism is used in the osmosis experiment?

A potato is used in the osmosis experiment.

How does length and width of a potato affect osmosis and also how does the mass of the potato affect osmosis?

If a potato has a larger surface are:volume ratio, it will be affected by osmosis more quickly that a potato with a smaller surface are:volume ratio. Presumably a potato with a larger mass will have a smaller SA:Vol ratio, and as such will be less affected.

Will a potato lose weight if it is peeled and soaked in a salt water solution for a day?

Because of osmosis the water in the potato will move into the hypertonic solution causing the potato to lose weight.

How does osmosis experiment take place with potato?

Beacause when you put the slice of potato in water osmosis takes place since concentration of water is lower then the concentration of the potato and water moves from ow concentration to high concentration so the water will move into the potato and the potato will become ridgid, But if you put salty water the salty water has a higher concentration then the potato so water will move out of the potato and the potato becomes soft.

Why did water diffuse out of a potato in a test tube of Na Cl?


Did boiling potato loses mass?


Is the red potato for boiling?

The red potato is usually cooked by boiling, frying (sliced), grilling, or steaming. Their skin is too thin to commonly be baked.

If you put sugar in a peeled potato what will happen?

Osmosis will happen. The water will move from the potato into the sugar solution. The potato will lose mass and shrink.

How does osmosis effect humans?

it is a substance

Need a sentence for boiling point?

When the water reaches boiling point, add the potato flakes.

A Potato Is Cooking In Boiling Water. How Does The Energy Get From The Gas Flame Or Hot Plate Into The Potato?

Energy of flame------->Utensil------->Water-------->Potato