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  • Lab 4: Osmotic Regulation Of Cell Volume

    Lab 4: Osmotic regulation of cell volume The eukaryotic organism requires homeostasis to maintain daily activities and life. Zooming into smaller units to make up an organism, cells also require homeostasis in order for the organisms to function. Understanding the different balance cells need to maintain will aid us in understanding how cells in organisms successfully maintain osmo-regulations. Eukaryotic cells have selective permeable membrane giving them the unique function of regulating…

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  • Endocytosis And Osmosis

    The cell has several different ways that it allows molecules and ions to cross its membrane, including bulk transport, osmosis, passive transport, and active transport. The purpose of the cell membrane is to protect the cell and only allow specific substances to cross the membrane, such as amino acids or water. Lipids hold the membrane together, along with proteins and carbohydrates. These lipids are saturated or unsaturated, and have a hydrophilic head. The tails hold the membrane together due…

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  • Extracellular Potassium Experiment

    In order to determine the extent to which the reversal potential for potassium determines the resting membrane potential of a given cell, a mechanism is needed to determine the change in membrane voltage across the cell in different extracellular potassium solutions. The intracellular recording technique consists of puncturing a prepared cell with a conductive pipette. The difference in potential between the extracellular electrode and the wire in the pipette is recorded and displayed on the…

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  • Nernst Equation Lab Report

    experiment is to investigate the ionic basis of the neuron’s resting membrane potential (Vm). We examine how this potential is affected by potassium ion [K+] concentration and permeability using Orconectes rusticus crayfish abdominal muscles, and we ask whether or not the Nernst Equation solely based on [K+] can also predict the cell’s resting membrane potential. We predicted that [K+] concentration had a significant influence on the membrane potential and thus the Nernst Equation was an…

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  • Observing Osmosis

    Observing Osmosis INTRODUCTION Osmosis is the “diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane” (Raven et al. G-16). In this experiment, dialysis tubing was used to mimic the selectively permeable membrane to show what osmosis does when placed in different solutes. We filled dialysis tubes fill with different percentages of solute and placed them in beakers full of a different solute. Through this experiment, I saw what happens when the solution becomes hypertonic, hypotonic, and…

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  • Essay On Osmosis Through Living Cells

    INVESTING DIFFUSION THROUGH LIVING MEMBRANES Introduction Cells are living membranes. They are the basic unit of life. They are very unique in that they have the capability of carrying out a large number of chemical reactions in the body, ability to respond to stimuli, capable of producing more of themselves, they have a genetic program and the means to use it, they acquire energy and utilize it, all in the process of the functioning of the human body, The life of a cell is also dependent on…

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  • Dialysis Tubing Lab Report

    through the membrane due to it being too large. This is where it does not fully resemble a cell membrane because it can not transform and undergo things such as endocytosis to allow all the molecules to pass through. Conclusion This lab provided a good perspective of the movement of molecules diffusing and going through osmosis into a cell. The ability of the cell membrane to be selective was illustrated by it not allowing all the molecules through (starch). This shows how in a real cell it…

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  • The Effects Of Osmosis On Model Cells

    Observing the Effects of Osmosis on Model Cells of Different Sucrose Concentrations Cells are the building block of life. But these cells aren’t a closed system. There is a constant movement of various molecules in and out of the cell that brings nutrients in and brings waste out. This movement of particles in and out of cells is based around osmosis. It is written in the Lab Manual (2014) “Osmosis is diffusion of water across a differentially permeable membrane” (p. 97). In this experiment,…

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  • Ap Biology Dialysis Experiment

    question of why the dialysis cells appeared smaller after adding sugar water and secondly, to prove our hypothesis that water molecules move out of the cell because the concentration of water is greater than inside the cell than it is outside the cell. This experiment was conducted with one control group and one experimental group. The independent variable was the concentration of water, (water and glucose solution). The dependent variable was the size of dialysis cells afterward the lab,…

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  • Sucrose Diffusion Lab Report

    Permeable Bags Placed in Different Concentrations of Water and Sucrose Introduction Osmosis is defined as the movement of water from a region of water that has a higher potential to a region of water that has a lower potential through semipermeable membranes. There are three types of solutions, hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonic. Hypertonic solutions have a higher concentration of solute while hypotonic solutions have a lower concentration of solute. Isotonic solutions have an equal…

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