The term tonicity describes the solute concentration of the extracellular fluid relative to the solute concentration of the aqueous solution known as cytoplasm. In which direction would water flow according to the principles of osmosis if a cell were placed in a hypertonic solution?

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    The net flow of water would be zero because the solute concentrations inside and outside a cell are equal in a hypertonic medium.
    Water would flow into the cell, causing it to swell and perhaps even burst.
    Water would flow out of the cell, leaving the cell shriveled and wrinkled.

asked May 30, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Water would flow out of the cell, leaving the cell shriveled and wrinkled.
answered May 31, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)



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