Osmosis doesn’t mean what we think it means
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “learn by osmosis,” but I bet most people don’t know what the word “osmosis” actually means. Ever seen the word “osmosis” in this context?
Wikipedia defines osmosis as follows:
Osmosis is the net movement of solvent molecules through a partially permeable membrane into a region of higher solute concentration, in order to equalize the solute concentrations on the two sides.
Yeah, I didn’t follow all that either. Essentially, osmosis is the diffusion of water… and a reverse osmosis filter removes chlorine, heavy metals, such as barium, cadmium, chromium, lead and mercury from water for drinking. Similar to the residential Vortex Revitalizer.
So boom. No learning going on here – except the correct* definition of “osmosis.”