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what is hypotonic and hypertonic solution 

Asked by vrkeerthana2001 31st October 2017, 4:10 PM
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  • If the medium surrounding the cell has higher water concentration than that of the cell, it is said to be a hypotonic solution. In this solution, the water molecules will freely pass across the plasma membrane in both the directions. The cell will gain water by osmosis. It will swell up and become inflated or turgid.
  • If the medium surrounding the cell has lower water concentration than that of the cell, it is called hypertonic solution.  In this solution, the water will pass across the membrane in both the directions. Water leaving the cell will be more than that entering it. The cell will shrink.
Answered by Expert 31st October 2017, 5:59 PM
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