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Investigate what concentration of sucrose solution is isotonic to potato cell sap.

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Biology Coursework - Osmosis - To Investigate concentration of sucrose solution is isotonic to potato cell sap. Biology Coursework - Osmosis Planning Aim: To investigate what concentration of sucrose solution is isotonic to potato cell sap. Apparatus:0M sucrose (aq) (distilled water) 2M sucrose (aq) Potato Chip cutter Knife Boiling tubes Measuring cylinder (25cm3) Vernier callipers (to nearest 0.1mm) Balance (to nearest 0.01gram) Safety: I will ensure safety around the lab by: wearing safety goggles, laying paper towels, removing baggage from walking space, push stools under the bench, stand up, walk carefully and slowly - don't rush and handle equipment and apparatus carefully. Preliminary Experiment: I did a small experiment before doing the real one so I could find a suitable range to base my investigation round. I used 3 chips in 3 boiling tubes, each containing 20cm3 of: 0M sucrose, 0.5M sucrose and 1M sucrose. studentcentral.co.uk Moles of Sucrose /M Original Mass /g Mass after 3 hours /g Up/Down in mass wwfb fbw stfbfbud efb fbnt cfb enfbtral fbcofb uk. 0M 8.02 wwcb cbw stcbcbud ecb cbnt ccb encbtral cbcocb uk.

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In all things, everything moves from high concentration areas to low concentration areas, when in water, this process is called 'Osmosis'. With potato (plant) cells, it swells up as water enters via osmosis, however, it won't burst because the cell wall is tough, and it only stretches out slightly. When it can't stretch anymore, it is called 'Tugor'; this is what makes the plant firm and stand up. The opposite, when the cell membrane shrinks to its limit because of lack of water, is called 'Plasmolysis', which makes the plant wilt. wwdf dfw stdfdfud edf dfnt cdf endftral dfcodf uk; Obtaining Moles of Sucrose /M Original Mass /g This coursework from www.studentcentral.co.uk (http://www.studentcentral.co.uk/coursework/essays/2020.html) Reproduction or retransmission in whole or in part expressly prohibited Mass after 3 hours /g Up/Down in mass Gain/Loss /g wwgg ggw stggggud egg ggnt cgg enggtral ggcogg uk! 0.1M 9.09 9.94 Up +0.85 0.2M 9.26 wwcd cdw stcdcdud ecd cdnt ccd encdtral cdcocd uk; 9.97 Up +0.71 0.3M 9.07 9.12 Up +0.05 0.35M 9.13 9.06 Down -0.07 0.4M from www.studentcentral.co.uk 9.09 8.00 Down -1.09 0.5M 9.58 wwea eaw steaeaud eea eant cea eneatral eacoea uk.

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It could be because I didn't dry it enough when I went to measure them after the 3 hours, which I think, is the most plausible one. A part from that, most or all my results were very accurate. BuRX7 from BuRX7 student BuRX7 central BuRX7 co BuRX7 uk I would probably spent more time getting more results than the few I had, and investigated further into the exact concentration that is isotonic to potato cells, which I figure is now between 0.3M and 0.35M sucrose (aq). wwec ecw stececud eec ecnt cec enectral eccoec uk: If I had repeated each concentration about 3 times, I could average them and get a more reliable graph and table of results to base my conclusion on. The potato has approximately have a 0.325M concentration of sucrose in its cells, if I were to put a potato chip in 0.325M solution of sucrose, its size and mass should not change if my results are correct. If both have the same concentration of sucrose, osmosis won't occur, as nothing is higher or lower in concentration. Made available free online by www.studentcentral.co.uk. Reproduction in whole or in part expressly prohibited. (c) studentcentral.co.uk - www.studentcentral.co.uk.

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