77 409
Assignments Done
98,7%
Successfully Done
In July 2019

Answer to Question #90592 in Cell Biology for Anuj Kumar

Question #90592
What has happened to the cell placed in hypertonic & hypertonic solution?
Expert's answer

Hypertonic solution: The cell has shrunk; since the solution contains less water molecules and more dissolved solutes compared to the cell cytoplasm, water molecules move from the cell to the solution through osmosis until there a balance of dissolved solutes and water between the cell and solution.

Hypotonic solution: The cell swells; since the solution is contains more water molecules and less dissolved solutes compared to the cell cytoplasm, water molecules move from the solution to the cell and may cause the cell to bust if the difference in concentration is too much.

Need a fast expert's response?

Submit order

and get a quick answer at the best price

for any assignment or question with DETAILED EXPLANATIONS!

Comments

No comments. Be first!

Leave a comment

Ask Your question

Submit
Privacy policy Terms and Conditions