Study the given figure in which the two chambers, A and B, containing solutions are separated by a semi-permeable membrane. In this, which solution has a lower water and solute potential respectively:-


a) A,A
b) A,B
c) B,B
d) B,A

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The correct option is b).
The water potential of solution A will be lower as compared to B as more solute is present in this chamber. The more solute particles means less free water molecules. Hence, low water potential.
The solute potential of solution B will be lower as less solute particles are present in this chamber. More the number of solute particles more is solute potential.

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