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.