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Homework Help: Absorption by plants

  1. Nov 2, 2007 #1
    A small plant is stripped off its leaves and is placed in a beaker containing water. The water surface is covered with oil to prevent evaporation of water. Will the plant absorb water within a couple of hours or so?
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  3. Nov 2, 2007 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    This is homework. Please post in the correct forum.
  4. Nov 3, 2007 #3


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    If this is homework, please ask a moderator to move to the homework section.. If you happen to be doing some light reading on plant physiology and this question came to you, it can stay here.

    Before offering my thoughts on this, I wonder what do you think will happen to this plant under those conditions and why? (if you are not sure, here's a hint.. Look up the mechanism of how water moves through a plant).

    Something you ought to clarify: When the plant is placed in the beaker of water, besids missing its leaves, is it otherwise intact (roots & stems)?
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