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what is osmosis? osmosis is the diffusion of water molecules across a semi permeable membrane from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration
where does the osmosis happens in cells? osmosis occurs across the cellular membrane to keep the cell from becoming flaccid or turgid
what is a hypotonic solution? this is a solution with a less concentration of solutes on the outside of a cell when compared to the cell's inside environment
what is a hypertonic solution? this is a solution with a greater concentration of solutes on the outside of a cell when compared to the cell's inside environment
what is an isotonic solution? this is a solution that has an equal osmotic pressure across a semi permeable membrane
what happens to a cell when it is put in hypertonic solution? the cell will grow smaller, flaccid
what happens to a cell when it is put in hypotonic solution? the cell will grow bigger, swell up
In which direction will water flow in a cell? water in a cell will flow from a region of high concentration to a region of low concentration
what will happen to a cell if water flowed into the cell without being stopped? the cell would swell up an burst
why is osmosis important to a cell? osmosis is needs to transport nutrients around the cell
when does osmosis stop? osmosis stops when the cell dies or the concentration of both sides is the same
If a cell is placed in a solution that has a water concentration lower than it, the cell may ______ shrivel

what is osmosis?

where does the osmosis happens in cells?

what is a hypotonic solution?

what is a hypertonic solution?

what is an isotonic solution?

what happens to a cell when it is put in hypertonic solution?

what happens to a cell when it is put in hypotonic solution?

In which direction will water flow in a cell?

what will happen to a cell if water flowed into the cell without being stopped?

why is osmosis important to a cell?

when does osmosis stop?

If a cell is placed in a solution that has a water concentration lower than it, the cell may ______

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