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what would happen to the animal cell in the hypotonic solution if it was placed in pure water?


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Due to osmoasis, the rapid diffusion of water molecules passing from a high concentration to a low conencration (into the cell), the cell would fill with water and due to there being no cell wall, the cell would eventually explode.

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The cell would explode because osmosis would cause the water to move from the place of least to most concentration. The water would move in to dilute the contents of the cell, so the cell would fill up and explode. Pop!

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If you transfer the animal cell from the hypotonic solution into pure water before lysis occurs, the additional water inside the animal cell will slowly diffuse out of the cell. Pure water is isotonic so ideally, balance should be restored.

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when you say hypotonic solution you mean a lower osmotic pressure.
so i really do not think it would burst as fast as compared to a normal animal cell(it bursts because there is no wall pressure to resist tugor pressure)

i don't agree with lionhear. how could your cells burst in the bath when your skin acts as a tough water proof covering!!! ang the ones in the cornified layer of your skin(top layer) are already dead!!!

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