A person takes concentrated solution of salt, after sometime, he starts vomiting. What is the phenomenon responsible for such situation? Explain.
When the salt concentration is higher on the outside of our cells than on the inside, water moves from the inside to the outside of the cells to correct the imbalance. The attempt to equalize the concentrations of matter on both sides of a semi-permeable membrane is called osmosis.
When you consume concentrated salt water, the results of osmosis are particularly disastrous. In order to regain an isotonic state, a cell attempts to eliminate the excess sodium from its extracellular fluids for its survival by creating an act of vomiting. When the high solute concentrate has been expelled from the body through vomiting, the body's isotonic balance is regained.