Write down the differences between diffusion and osmosis.
|1. Diffusion can occur in any medium||1. It occurs only in liquid medium.|
|2. The diffusing molecules may be solids, liquids or gases||2. It involves movement of solvent molecules only.|
|3. Semipermeable membrane is not required.||3. Semipermeable membrane is required|
|4. It is dependent upon the free energy of the molecules of diffusing substance only ; presence of other substances in the system is of no importance||4. Though it is the diffusion of solvent molecules only, yet influenced by the presence of other substances (solutes) in the system.|
|5. An equilibrium in the free energy of diffusion molecules is achieved in the system.||5. Equilibrium in the free energy of solvent molecules is never achieved.|
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