What is the effect of osmolarity on water movement between compartments?

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Jul 30, 2017

Answer:

There will be net movement of water to the compartment where the solute concentration is highest...........

Explanation:

Across the membrane separating the compartments, there will be movement of water IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. The rate of movement will be GREATER TOWARDS the side that expresses a solute concentration. That is the less concentrated solution exerts an osmotic pressure.

Of course the membrane separating the solutions are permeable to water but not to salt particles, hence a #"semi-permeable membrane"#.