# AP Bio Lab 1 Water Potential

```Water Potential
 The combined effect of:
 Solute concentration
 Pressure
…are incorporated into a single measurement
called water potential
 Water moves from the area of HIGH water
potential  to the area of LOW water potential
when moving across a membrane
*H20 moves from areas of high
pressure to areas of low pressure*
Solute Potential
 Pure water has a solute potential of zero. Solute potential
is NEVER positive.
 Adding more solute is a negative experience; the solute
potential always becomes negative or more negative
Sample Problem
 The molar concentration of a sugar solution in an open
beaker has been determined to be 0.3M. Calculate the
nearest hundredth.
 If the sugar solution was placed inside of dialysis tubing
and put in a beaker of pure water (Ψ=1) what would
happen? Why?
Pressure Potential
 Is the sum of all pressure on water
 Get b/c of 2 things:
 Turgor pressure- force created by the cell membrane
pushing against the cell wall (must have water inside to
push cell wall out)
 You CAN’T know this unless given so assume that the
pressure potential is zero unless otherwise told
QUIZ TIME!!!!
Lab Set Up
 Changes to procedure:
 Part B, bags are 15cm long NOT 30cm
 Part B, add 10ml of each sucrose solution to each bag
 You don’t know the molarities they are labeled (A-F). You
must determine which solution goes to which molarity