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 »

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 »

The hydration sphere, a form of solvation shell, is a chemical structure that surrounds a solute in a solution in which the solvent is water. The individual water molecules adhere to the solute in the solution and form a... More »

Most types of sugar readily dissolve into water to form a sugar water solution. When solid sugar is poured into water, the sugar molecules break up and form bonds with water molecules. There is a limit to how much sugar ... 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 »

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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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 »