Osmotic Pressure

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.


Historical Examples

In this way we have been able to prove that the osmotic pressure of a tiredmuscle is higher than that of the normal muscle.

osmotic pressure in Medicine

osmotic pressure n

The pressure exerted by the flow of water through a semipermeablemembrane separating two solutions with different concentrations of solute.