What are some examples of osmosis in real life?

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Jan 21, 2016

Osmosis refers to the movement of one, less concentrated solvent through a semi-permeable membrane to another, more concentrated solvent.


Some examples of Osmosis in everyday life are:-

  1. when you keep raisin in water and the raisin gets puffed.

  2. Movement of salt-water in animal cell across our cell membrane.

  3. Plants take water and mineral from roots with the help of Osmosis.

  4. If you are there in a bath tub or in water for long your finger gets pruned. Finger skin absorbs water and gets expanded.

5.It is used for preservation of fruits and meat.

Nov 19, 2017

Pruned skin on our hands and feet is not an example of osmosis.


The rippling of skin on our extremities in an instinctive reaction to help us grip wet, slippery surfaces more easily.

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