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What is hypotonic solution?
A hypotonic solution is any solution that has a lower osmotic pressure than another solution. In the biological fields, this generally refers to a solution that has less solute and more water than another solution.
What is the process of Endosmosis?
Osmosis –> It is the process of transfer of materials in and out of the cell in context to the environmental pressure. Endosmosis :- When the concentration is low inside a cell compared to the environment, water travels from outside to inside. Exosmosis :- It is the vice versa of Endosmosis.
What is hypertonic and hypotonic solution?
A hypotonic solution is one in which the concentration of solutes is greater inside the cell than outside of it, and a hypertonic solution is one where the concentration of solutes is greater outside the cell than inside it.
What happens during Exosmosis?
Exosmosis. When a cell is placed in a hypertonic solution, the water moves out of the cell and the cell becomes flaccid. This movement of water out of the cell is known as exosmosis. This happens because the solute concentration of the surrounding solution is higher than that inside the cytoplasm.
What is Exosmosis where does it takes place?
EXOSMOSIS. endosmosis occurs when a cell in placed in a strong hypotonic solution . the surrounding has a less dilute solution than the solution inside the cell. therefore water moves from its region of high pressure (inside the cell ) to its regin of low pressure ( surrounding water )thus shrinking the cell.