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I am a little confused on the wording for the solution to this problem. It says that in osmosis, a net shift occurs of solvent only through the membrane from less concentrated side to the more concentrated side. However, I have always learned that osmosis is the net movement of particles from high to low concentration, not from low to high. Thank you.
 

Don Kim

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So here, the particle is not solute, but water since its osmosis. Less concentrated side (talking about solute) = More water (hence, low concentration). More concentrated side = Less water. Hope this helped