Osmosis in Potato Practical Sheet

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An experiment in Osmosis.
You are going to do a trial to show that osmosis really works.
Equipment:
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Potato
Knife
Tile
Borer
Ruler
Filter paper
Scales
Method.
 Cut six potato pieces using the knife, tile and borer.
 Even-up all chips to the same length.
 Place the chips onto the filter paper to dry up excess
water.
 Record the length and weight of each chip.
 Place the chips into different sucrose solutions. (OM,
0.2M, 0.4M, 0.6M, 0.8M and 1M)
 Place a bung on top of each tube.
Questions.
1. Why do the potato chips need to be the same length?
2. Why do you need to dry up excess water?
3. What is the purpose of placing a bung on top of each
tube?
4. What is your independent variable?
5. What is your dependent variable?
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