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osmotic potential

Post by tsq_uare » Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:11 pm

could anyone describe in terms of osmotic potential, what happen when a eukaryotic cell placed in hypotonic solution

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Post by James » Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:17 am

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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Post by MrMistery » Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:32 pm

Very well explained, James
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Post by Tan Tze Chein » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:16 am

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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Post by Doc44 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:09 pm

"... the cell will burst."

Depends.

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