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Unformatted text preview: data. These differences could be attributed to the many possible errors that could have occurred. For example, the potato core might not have been completely dried off before we measure its mass. Or the potato core might have been dried off too much by the paper towel. Whatever the error is, it is impossible to precisely pinpoint how much the potato core did absorb. The potato absorbed the sucrose solution because of the principle of diffusion. When the concentrations of solute and water on the inside and outside are different, the solute and water try to equalize each other on both sides. This would result in the potato cores increase or decrease in mass....
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course CHEM 101-E taught by Professor Ji during the Spring '09 term at Drexel.
- Spring '09