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Cell Function (3b)

Osmosis in living cells (Isotonic, Hypotonic and Hypertonic solutions)

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What is a Isotonic Solution? - When the same amount of water moves in an out of the cell. - Cell stays the same size. - Concentration of water and dissolved substances are the same both inside and outside of the cell.
What is a Hypotonic Solution? - When more water moves into the cell than out. - Causes cell to swell - Has a higher concentration of water and dissolved substances on the inside of the cell than the outside.
What is a Hypertonic Solution? - When more water moves out of the cell than in. - Causes cell to shrink - The concentration of water and dissolved substances is higher on the outside of the cell than the inside.
Created by: zarap103