Briefly describe water potential. What are the factors affecting it?

Asked by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago |  88

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Solution :-

(1) Water potential is the concept of water movement from one area to another. It takes place via Osmosis, mechanical pressure, gravity etc. It is denoted by the symbol ψ (psi) and expressed in Pascal. Pure water does not have any type of impurities therefore its water potential and kinetic energy is high.

(2) Factors affecting the water potential are solute potential and pressure potential.At atmospheric pressure the solute potential and water potential are the same. Turgidity of plants increases the pressure potential.

Answered by Abhisek | 1 year ago

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