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Mixing and Osmotic Pressure

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

Mixing and Osmotic Pressure

Taught by Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Marvel at the power of osmosis by investigating the thermodynamic force that drives a liquid to flow from one side of a barrier to another. This force is called the chemical potential gradient, and it has wide application in performing work, from desalinating water to generating electricity.


December 16, 2016