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Journal of Biological Physics

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 11–17 | Cite as

Negative solvent pressure in osmosis: A Gedanken experiment

  • Henry R. Hirsch
Article

Abstract

A hypothetical experiment illustrates the relationship between the chemical potential of a solvent in a solution and the partial pressures of the solvent and solute. Hydrostatic and osmotic pressure differences which produce equal transmembrane solvent flows are compared. Results indicate that chemical-potential and partial-pressure descriptions of a solution are both consistent with the concept of a negative absolute solvent pressure.

Keywords

Polymer Statistical Physic Partial Pressure Pressure Difference Osmotic Pressure 
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© University Publications 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry R. Hirsch
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsUniversity of KentuckyLexington

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