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could anyone describe in terms of osmotic potential, what happen when a eukaryotic cell placed in hypotonic solution
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Solution=hypotonic, therefore higher water potential , cell must have lower water potential; thus water moves from higher to lower water potential, into the cell, and will eventually 'burst' it.
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Very well explained, James
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Tan Tze Chein
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In hypotonic solution, the water molecules will move into the eukaryotic cell.This is because the osmotic potential of the cell is higher than the surrounding. This will make the water molecules continue to move into the cell and finally the cell will brust.The cell will brust because there are no cell wall protecting it.
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"... the cell will burst."
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