What is the difference between hypotonic and hypertonic solutions? Please explain me in short.

Asked by kittu_smallbaby | 13th May, 2014, 03:48: PM

Expert Answer:

A hypertonic solution implies that a specific solute has a higher concentration. A hypotonic solution is just the opposite; a specific solute has a lower concentration.

A hypotonic solution will have a lower concentration of solutes than the solvent. A hypertonic solution will have a higher concentration of solutes than the solvent.

Answered by Faiza Lambe | 16th May, 2014, 04:55: PM

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