Watch the water molecules move!
This simulation shows why there is a net flow of water through a semi-permeable membrane from the side with a low solute concentration to the side with a high solute concentration.
The hydrogens have a partial positive and so wouldn’t orient that way to the positive sodium ion
By golly, you’re right. I don’t know how I missed that.
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