Sat April 11, 2015 By: Manya M

what is hypertonic solution

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Sivanand Patnaik
Sun April 12, 2015
A hypertonic solution is one where the concentration of solutes is greater outside the cell than inside it. In biological explanation, when a cell is immersed into a hypertonic solution, water flows out of the cell balancing the concentration of solutes. For example- When plant cells are immersed in a hypertonic solution, the cell membrane pulls away from the rigid cell wall but remains joined to the cell wall at points called plasmodesmata.
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