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An osmometer is a device for measuring the osmotic strength of a solution, colloid, or compound.

There are several different techniques employed in osmometry:

Osmometers are useful for determining the total concentration of dissolved salts and sugars in blood or urine samples. Osmometry is also useful in determining the molecular weight of unknown compounds and polymers.

Osmometry is the measurement of the osmotic strength of a substance.[2] This is often used by chemists for the determination of average molecular weight.

Osmometry is also useful for estimating the drought tolerance of plant leaves.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Michael C. Larkins; Aparna Thombare (2024). Osmometer. StatPearls, US National Center for Biotechnology Information. PMID 36943977. Retrieved 16 September 2023. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help) Last Update: December 22, 2022.
  2. ^ "ISCID Encyclopedia of Science and Philosophy". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2008.
  3. ^ Griffin-Nolan, Robert J.; Ocheltree, Troy W.; Mueller, Kevin E.; Blumenthal, Dana M.; Kray, Julie A.; Knapp, Alan K. (2019). "Extending the osmometer method for assessing drought tolerance in herbaceous species". Oecologia. 189 (2): 353–363. Bibcode:2019Oecol.189..353G. doi:10.1007/s00442-019-04336-w. PMID 30627784.


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