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Definition of Osmotic pressure

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pressure placed on a semipermeable membrane by the passage of a solution into a pure solvent
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General Chemistry Glossary
Pressure which must be applied to a solution to prevent water from flowing in via a semipermeable membrane .
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Osmotic pressure is the minimum pressure which needs to be applied to a solution to prevent the inward flow of water across a semipermeable membrane. It is also defined as the measure of the tendency of a solution to take in water by osmosis. Potential osmotic pressure is the maximum osmotic pressure that could develop in a solution if it were separated from distilled water by a selectively permeable membrane. The phenomenon of osmosis arises from the propensity of a pure solvent to move through a semi-permeable membrane and into a solution containing a solute to which the membrane is impermeable. This process is of vital importance in biology as the cell's membrane is semipermeable.

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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The pressure exerted by the flow of water through a semipermeable membrane separating two solutions with different concentrations of solute.
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1. (physical chemistry) the pressure exerted by a solution necessary to prevent osmosis into that solution when it is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane
(hypernym) pressure, pressure level, force per unit area
(hyponym) hypertonicity
(classification) physical chemistry