Chickpeas when soaked in water can swell up to three times their volume. The phenomenon involved in this is called _?

Answer: [A] Imbibition

The movement of water through semipermeable membrane from region of higher concentration to region of lower concentration is called Osmosis. The uptake or absorbtion of water by solid substance without forming solution is called Imbibition.

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