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What Are Hypotonic Solutions ? And What Happens To A Plant Cell And An Animal Cell In A Hypotonic Solution?

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A solution which has a lower osmotic concentration (high water potential) than another solution is said to be hypotonic. If two solutions are of equal concentration they are isotonic.
A plant cell behaves differently from an animal cell when placed in a hypotonic solution. Since the cell sap has a lower water potential than that of the solution outside the living cell, water enters the cell by osmosis (endosmosis). Note, that the partially permeable membrane here is the plasma membrane and not the cellulose cell wall. The cellulose cell wall is permeable and allows most dissolved substances to pass through.
As water enters the cell the vacuole increases in size and pushes the cell contents against the cellulose wall. The plant cell does not burst because the cell wall is strong and relatively inelastic. It prevents over expansion of the cell by exerting an opposing pressure preventing the entry of more water. When the cell is in this state, it becomes rigid or turgid. This rigidity of the cell with water is called turgor. The pressure exerted by the water on the cell wall is the turgor pressure.
On the other hand an animal cell will swell and may burst in a hypotonic solution.
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A hypotonic solution has more water than the inside of the cell. So the cell will absorb water until the concentration evens out. I.e., it becomes isotonic with the external environment. Now, if it is an animal cell, it may actually burst before it reaches that isotonic state, whereas a plant cell will become turgid rather than burst because of osmotic pressure exerted by the cell wall. Explains why supermarkets spray water on their vegetables to make them look fresh.
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-hypotonic solution has lower osmotic concentration.
-cell sap has lower water potential than solution outside the cell.
-water is enter the cell by osmosis where from lower to high concentration
through a semi permeable layer.
-when water enter the plant cell vacuole increase in size and push the cell
content.
-the plant cell not burst when water fill of the cell becouse the cell wall of
plant cell is strong.
-cell become rigid.
-its same happen to animal cell but animal cell will burst in hypotonic solution becouse no cell wall in animal cell.
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If a cell is in a hypotonic solution the cell will be crushed as there will too much water in the surrounding medium.
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It either swells or sinks
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For animal cell-burst
for plant cell-turgid bt nt burst, protect by rigid cell wall
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A cell placed in hypotonic solution will swell. Because the high concentration comes into the cell and low concentration rushes out of the cell.
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Hypotonic solutions lowers solute concentration. Water moves from hypotonic solutions to hyper tonic solutions.

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