Hypotonic Solution

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Post by NicholeMariep » Wed Oct 12, 2005 3:39 am

ok so i did this experiment with the osmotic egg and yes i know that the water soaked in the egg becuz of a hypotonic state but wasn't the egg supposed to burst why didn't it>

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Post by mith » Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:34 am

Is the (water potential)pressure sufficient to cause it to burst? Is the egg elastic like a balloon or rigid like a barrel?
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Post by gerlynn » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:39 am

how do we know whether is the solution hypotonic, hypertonic or isotonic? Pls reply immediately, cos i have a test tomorrow :(

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Post by Poison » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:09 pm

You look at the concentrations.
Hyper-: a lot ( you can remember the term with hypertension, hyperthyroidism etc...)
Iso-: the same
Hypo-: a little
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