LabBench Activity

Exercises 4 & 5: Water Potential & Plasmolysis

Exercise 4: Calculation of Water Potential from Experimental Data

In this exercise, you use the value for the molar concentration of the potato cores that you obtain in Exercise 3 to determine the water potential for the potato cells.

Exercise 5: Onion Cell Plasmolysis

In this activity, you watch the effect of placing a living cell into a solution that has a lower or higher concentration of water than the cell.

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For more information, review the section on Water Potential.