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How does osmosis explain the fact that a watery syrup forms when you put sugar on strawberries?


Sugar dissolves in some of the surface water molecules making a high concentration of sugar solution. The osmostic pressure is changed significantly; the result is that the sugar solution tries to reduce the pressure by diluting itself. So water flows from the inside of the fruit to the outside sugar and this forms more of the watery syrup you see. In a very humid climate, water can also come from the moisture in the air.


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how does osmosis explain the fact that a watery syrup forms when you put sugar on strawberries?

When water flows from the inside of the fruit to the outside sugar and this forms more of the watery syrup.

how does osmosis explain the fact that a watery syrup forms when you put sugar on strawberries?

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