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Homework Help: Osmosis vs diffusion

  1. Sep 8, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What is the difference between diffusion and osmosis?

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I am guessing that diffusion means that particles spread out. And osmosis is when particles spred out in a cell membrane.

    Osmosis can be "diffusional" but diffusion can't be osmosisal?
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  3. Sep 8, 2015 #2


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