Study the diagram given alongside and answer the questions that follow:

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asked Jan 2 in Class X Science by muskan15 (-1,623 points)

Study the diagram given alongside and answer the questions that follow:
(i) Explain the physiological process being study.
(ii) What will be the observations in the two test-tubes after about 2-3 days?
(iii) Give a reason for your answer in (ii) above.
(iv) Why is the surface of water covered with oil.
(v) State the purpose of setting up test tube B.

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answered Jan 2 by navnit40 (-1,223 points)

(i) Transpiration: Loss of water as water vapour from aerial parts of the plant.
(ii) After 2-3 days the level of water falls in test-tube A while it remains constant in test tube B.
(iii) The fall in the level of water in test-tube A due to the absorption of water by the roots.
(iv) The oil has been put in each test-tube to prevent the loss of water by evaporation.
(v) The purpose of setting up test-tube B is to show that in the absence of plant, there is no change in the level of water.

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