osmosis when membrane is permeable to both solute and water?


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Jan23-14, 01:47 PM
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Hello everyone,

Lets say there is a membrane, which has a channel for the solute(eg sodium) and another channel for water

Now if I have a hypertonic (more sodium) solution in side A, and hypotonic (less sodium) solution in side B. Which way would water go?

* I'm very confused here diffusion and osmosis both occuring.

Does water follow sodium or sodium follows water?

Thanks
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Do they have to go in the same direction?


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