A cell placed in a hypotonic solution will swell up or gain water, and it can possibly rupture if the excess water inside the cell is not removed. Although this can occur in cells without walls, this does not happen in c... More »

Red blood cells maintain normal morphology and chemical exchange rates in isotonic solutions. A cell is in an isotonic solution if the osmotic pressure inside the cell is equivalent to the osmotic pressure of the solutio... More »

When a plant cell is placed in a hypotonic solution, it gains water. In this type of solution, the water concentration of the medium is higher than that of the cell's cytoplasm. More »

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When a plant cell is placed in a hypotonic solution, it gains water. In this type of solution, the water concentration of the medium is higher than that of the cell's cytoplasm. More »

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According to information provided by the Anaesthesia Education Website and Wikipedia, a 10 percent NaCl solution is hypertonic to red blood cells. Normal plasma osmolality in humans is between 285 and 295 milliosmols per... More »

With regard to osmosis, distilled water will always be hypotonic compared to an aqueous solution containing any amount of a solute. Because distilled water is pure and contains no dissolved substances, an aqueous solutio... More »

During oxygen debt, a muscle cell needs more energy than its oxygen supply normally allows, so it breaks down glucose only partially and produces lactic acid as a waste product instead of water and carbon dioxide. This l... More »