Our corn syrup solution was hypertonic on the egg
Our corn syrup solution drew all the excess water out of the egg, in attempt to balance the concentration of the solution in the egg and outside the egg.
When both solutions have the same concentration and have no need to balance eachother out.
An isotonic solution would have no effect to the egg because the concentrations are balanced. Water does not need to leave or enter the egg for any reason so homeostasis is in place.
At 40% the egg change in weight was the closest to zero.
Re attempt the egg experiment with 40% syrup and see how small the change in weight will be to the egg.
Osmosis is specialized to water and only will move water through the membranes, diffusion can occur in any mixture or substance.
100% corn syrup
5% corn syrup
18.2g approximately change in mass
-5.0g approximately change in mas
-27.5g approximately change in mass
The large intestine would absorb the excess water and give you diarrhea.
Dehydration, since the solution would invade the cells of the large intestine and water would flow into the solution particles instead of being absorbed into the cells.
Dehydration can be caused by free water loss exceed free water intake usually due to excess exercise or disease.
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