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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