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How does osmosis affect the mass of an egg when placed in corn syrup and then in water?

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    Osmosis involves the movement of water across a selectively-permeable membrane to reach pressure equilibrium. An egg in corn syrup will shrink and shrivel as water drains into the corn syrup to reach a solute concentration balance. Placing back in water will cause the egg to swell as water returns to again reach a solute concentration balance.

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