Why is osmosis important to the survival of a cell?

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Feb 9, 2016

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  1. Osmosis controls the concentration of water within cells
  2. Moves nutrients and minerals into the cells
  3. Enables plant root cells to absorb water

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The most important function of osmosis is stabilising the internal environment of an organism by keeping the water and intercellular fluids levels balanced.

In all living organisms, nutrients and minerals make their way to the cells because of osmosis. This obviously is essential to the survival of a cell.

Cells get rid of their waste by osmosis. This process also happens in the kidneys, that filter the blood to get rid of any toxic chemicals.

Additionally, osmosis is largely important to plants because the root cells absorb water by this process.

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To maintain osmotic potential.

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Osmosis is the movement of water across a semi permeable membrane, not nutrients or anything else, just water.

All living things must control conditions in cells and in the general internal environment in larger organisms. One of the factor to control in homeostasis is the water potential. To do this, water can move from areas of higher concentration to lower concentration of water across a semi permeable membrane (or from a high water potential to a lower one).

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