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Factors Affecting the Rate of Osmosis

Concentration of solutions and concentration gradient- Osmosis is greater when the separated solutions have a greater difference in osmotic pressure. In summary, the greater the concentration gradient, the greater the rate of osmosis and vice versa.

Temperature-An increase in temperature would increase the rate of osmosis as it increases the energy content of the molecules.

Thickness of the membranes-The thicker the membrane the lower the rate of osmosis while the rate of osmosis is greater through thinner membranes.

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