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What is a hypertonic solution?
A hypertonic solution is a particular type of solution that has a greater concentration of solutes on the outside of a cell when compared with the inside of a cell.
Is paramecium hypotonic or hypertonic?
Yes, ""hypotonic"" and ""hypertonic"" are the things you need to know here. A freshwater Paramecium is hypertonic with respect to its freshwater environment. You can think of the Paramecium as having a greater concentration of solutes than its environment (this is a slight simplification).
Does hypotonic and hypertonic water move?
The hypertonic solution has a lower water concentration than the hypotonic solution, so a concentration gradient of water now exists across the membrane. Water molecules will move from the side of higher water concentration to the side of lower concentration until both solutions are isotonic.
Is water hypertonic or hypotonic?
The less concentrated outside solution is termed hypotonic. Since distilled water has far less solute concentration than cell fluid, it is termed hypotonic.