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CBSE - XII Science - Chemistry - Solutions

what is isotonic,hypotonic and hyper tonic solution????????????????

Asked by yashi 11th August 2012, 11:03 AM
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hypotonic: a solution which contains more solute than solvent (example: a lot of salt(solute) dissolved in water(solvent))

hypertonic: a solution which contains more solvent than solute (example: purified water--there's almost no solute dissolved in the solvent(water))

isotonic: a solution in which the solute and solvent are equally distributed--a cell normally wants to remain in an isotonic solution, where the concentration of the liquid inside of it equals the concentration of the liquid outside of it
Answered by Expert 11th August 2012, 9:19 PM

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