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osmotic pressure

Syllabification: os·mot·ic pres·sure
Pronunciation: /äzˌmätik ˈpreSHər
 
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Definition of osmotic pressure in English:

noun

Chemistry
The pressure that would have to be applied to a pure solvent to prevent it from passing into a given solution by osmosis, often used to express the concentration of the solution.
Example sentences
  • The driving force for the osmotic pressure is the higher concentration of sodium ions in the beads than in the outside water.
  • If a U-shaped glass tube were divided in two by a semipermeable membrane and filled with two solutions the osmotic pressure could be shown.
  • The glucose osmotic pressure in solution with water is proportional to the glucose concentration in the outer solution.

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