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Difference Between Diffusion And Osmosis

Diffusion Osmosis
Occurs in all mediums – Solid, Liquid and Gas. It is limited only to the liquid medium.
Do not require a semipermeable membrane. Requires a semipermeable membrane.
Both the molecules of solute and solvent can diffuse. Only the solvent molecules can diffuse.
The flow of particles occurs in all the directions. The flow of particles occurs only in one direction.
This process can neither be stopped nor reversed. The entire process can either be stopped or reversed by applying additional pressure on the solution side.
Occurs between the similar and dissimilar types of solutions. Occurs only between similar types of solutions.
It does not depend on solute potential, pressure potential, or water potential. Depends on solute potential.
It helps in the uptake of minerals and nutrients. Not associated with uptake of minerals and nutrients.
Transpiration is controlled by the processes, such as osmotic potential and water potential. Evaporation is not controlled by any such process.
It depends on the presence of other particles. Depends on the number of solute particles dissolved in the solvent.

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