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Very short answer question. What is osmotic pressure? and Explain the term osmosis. - Biology

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Very short answer question.

What is osmotic pressure?

Explain the term osmosis.

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Solution

i. The pressure exerted due to osmosis is called osmotic pressure.

ii. Osmotic pressure is a pressure of the solution, which is required in opposite direction, so as to stop the entry of solvent molecules into the cell.

OR

Osmotic pressure of a solution is equivalent to the pressure which must be exerted upon it to prevent flow of solvent across a semipermeable membrane.

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