Cellular_metabolism_Ch_C65

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Study Hints Are you reading and studying the material in a superficial manner. Do not just memorize definitions and specific concepts instead of being able to explain, using examples, what the concept meant and where it could be observed in nature.
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For example: I might ask you to explain why you cannot drink salt water to meet your body's water requirement. A common answer would be that you cannot drink salt water because you would dehydrate. The answer I would be looking for would be that you cannot drink salt water because the salt water has a higher particle concentration than your body which means water would move out of your body and into the sea. This would result in dehydration.
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Another example: Which one of the following would represent osmosis? a. the smell of perfume spreading through a room b. a drop of dye being placed in a cup of water and turning the water blue c. a freshwater fish being placed in a saltwater aquarium and dehydrating d. sugar dissolving in water.
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The correct answer would be: The fish (c). The other three answers are examples of diffusion and there is no semi-permeable membrane being involved in the process.
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Do the following when studying: 1. Be sure you can correctly define and use the terms for that unit 2. Be sure you can explain the concept 3. Be sure you can give a real-world example to illustrate the concept and how the concept relates to the example given. 4. Be sure you can explain how the concept relates to other items or areas than the current unit. In other words, can the concept be applied to areas other than those we are currently studying?
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Can the concept of osmosis and diffusion be applied to  something other than an individual cell?  Does the  concept apply to reverse osmotic filters used to purify  water?  Does the concept apply to the filtration of 
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