Sheeps blood placed in salt solution what would happen?

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Sheeps blood placed in salt solution what would happen?

Post by biofreak » Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:49 pm

In terms of osmosis i was wondering what would happen if you placed sheep's blood in 0.9% salt solution instead of distilled water.

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Post by victor » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:41 am

well, because human RBCs is nearly the same as Mammals, then I would say that sheep's RBCs would have some crenation. Human RBCs need 1 molar concentration to become isotonic with the environment..
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Post by MrMistery » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:19 pm

The more salt there is on the outside, the less enters the cell via osmosis. At a certain point, which you can calculate easly from victor's data, water actually starts to go out of the cell via osmosis
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Post by victor » Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:45 pm

But there's a chance that isotonic condition doesn't have to be in 1 Molar concentration..but nearly.. :D
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