So, on 'http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/sample-papers-and-mark-schemes/2016/june/AQA-BL3HP-QP-JUN16.PDF', question 1.b., they show a partially permeable bag of glucose solution, in a less concentrated solution. Since sugar is more dense than water, why does the bag get HEAVIER, when there's more sugar, and less water?
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The reason that dialysis bag A and B will get heavier is due to water diffusing into the bags in order to bring the sugar concentration on both sides of the membrane to an equilibrium. Likewise bag C and D will get lighter as water will diffuse out of the bags in order to bring the system as close as possible to equilibrium. Water diffusion is also called osmosis and can be studied closer here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmosis