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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Hypotonic solutions include 0.45 percent sodium chloride and 0.33 percent sodium chloride. A 5 percent solution of dextrose in water is an isotonic solution, but it behaves as a hypotonic solution in the body following d... More »

Tonicity is the osmotic pressure gradient of two solutions separated by a semi-permeable membrane. A hypotonic solution contains less solute but more water than another solution. Pure water is hypotonic compared to any s... 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 »

The cell wall gives cells shape, enables plant growth, prevents bursting from water pressure, keeps out water and pathogens, stores carbohydrates and sends signals to cells. The flexible cell wall surrounds plant cell me... 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 »

To make a 3-D plant cell model, create cytoplasm with Jell-O, then divide it in upper and lower halves. Put sweets, representing various organelles of a plant cell, into holes in the lower half of the Jell-O. Put the top... More »