There is a 2M concentration of molecule X inside the cell, whereas there is a 0.4M concentration of molecule X outside the cell.The cell is ______ to the solutiona. Hypotonic                          b. Hypertonic                          c. Isotonic                          d. Who knows!

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There is a 2M concentration of molecule X inside the cell, whereas there is a 0.4M concentration of molecule X outside the cell.

  1. The cell is ______ to the solution

a. Hypotonic                          b. Hypertonic                          c. Isotonic                          d. Who knows!

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The behavior of cells with regard to water movement depends on the surrounding solution.

A solution/cell can be termed as hypertonic, hypotonic or isotonic depending on the osmotic concentrations with respect to the surrounding cell/solution.

Step 2
  • A solution/cell is said to be hypertonic whose osmotic concentration is more than that of another cell/solution.
  • A solution/cell is said to be hypotonic whose osmotic concentration is less than that of an...

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