Egg Osmosis Experiment

Egg Osmosis Experiment

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The purpose of this experiment is to discover whether or not eggs are hypotonic, isotonic, and hypertonic to various substances such as Root Beer, Orange Soda, and Gingerale. What is known includes the definitions of hypotonic, isotonic, and  hypertonic solutions. In a hypotonic solution, the concentration of a substance is greater outside of a cell than inside of it. This causes, through osmosis, the cell to expand. In a isotonic solution, the concentration of a substance inside a cell is equal to the concentraion of the same substance outside of the cell. In this situation, the cell remains its shape and size. In a hypertonic solution, the concentration of a substance is greater inside of a cell than outside of it. This causes, through osmosis, the cell to shrivel. The unknown includes the relationship between the cells in eggs to the various substances. The hypothesis of this study is: If the cells of which compose a chicken egg are hypotonic to diet and regular Root Beer, Orange Soda, and Ginger Ale, and chicken eggs are submerged into those various liquids and allowed time for osmosis to occur, then the chicken eggs’ weight will increase and the volume of the substances in which they were submerged will decrease.

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Joe, posted this comment on Dec 15th, 2010

Hmm, very intresting study! I enjoyed reading this and am considering experimenting with it myself.

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