CHMA11H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Osmosis, Semipermeable Membrane, Yater

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12. 1 thirsty solutions: why you should not drink water. Seawater actually draws water out of the body as it passes through the stomach and intestines, resulting in diarrhoea and further dehydration. Thirsty solution, is a solution that draws water to itself it has a tendency to mix. Solution is a homogenous mixture of two or more substances or components. The majority component is usually called the solvent and the minority component is called the solute. The reason water draws water to itself is related to nature s tendency toward spontaneous mixing. Unless it is highly unfavourable energetically, substance tend to combine into uniform mixtures, not separate into pure substances. The tendency toward mixing results in a uniform concentration of the final solution. A solution may be composed of a solid and a liquid but may also be composed of a gas and a liquid.

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