Monthly Archives: August 2013

What is imbibition?

Imbibition is one type of diffusion that features absorption of water by the solids similar to the process of formation of colloids. The absorption of water makes the solids to enhance their volumes. The typical examples for imbibition are water … Continue reading

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Plasmolysis

The movement of water in between the plant cells happens according to the solution concentration that exists in the surrounding. The osmotic pressure in the cytoplasm of the plant cell is equilibrated by the solution external to the cell. Now, … Continue reading

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