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A cell placed in solution swells up. The solution is________


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Hypotonic solution:

  1. The cell will enlarge as it absorbs water through osmosis in the hypotonic fluid.
  2. A hypertonic solution includes more solutes in comparison to the solute concentration in the cell's cytoplasm.
  3. When cells are immersed in such a solution, water molecules shift from higher to lower concentrations.
  4. Because everything in the cosmos strives for equilibrium, this action of the water molecule is known as osmosis.
  5. The solution outside the cell is more soluble than the fluid inside the cell.
  6. As a result, water molecules travel from the inside to the outside of the cell.

Final Answer: A cell placed in solution swells up. The solution is hypotonic solution.


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