Q. 194.8( 4 Votes )

Consider the Fig. A. water will move from side (A) to side

(B) if a pressure lower than osmotic pressure is applied on piston (B).

B. water will move from side (B) to side

(A) if a pressure greater than osmotic pressure is applied on piston (B).

C. water will move from side (B) to side

(A) if a pressure equal to osmotic pressure is applied on piston (B).

D. water will move from side (A) to side

(B) if pressure equal to osmotic pressure is applied on piston (A).

Answer :

In reverse osmosis, solvent molecules move through a semi-permeable membrane from a region of higher solute concentration to a lower solute concentration under the application of hydrostatic pressure, vice versa is true for osmosis.


Thus if the pressure applied to piston B, is greater than osmotic pressure reverse osmosis will take place.


Thus, Option (ii) is correct.

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