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Blood Cells Are Isotonic with 0.9% Sodium Chloride Solution. What Happens If We Place Blood Cells in a Solution Containing - Chemistry

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Blood cells are isotonic with 0.9% sodium chloride solution. What happens if we place blood cells in a solution containing

(i) 1.2% sodium chloride solution?

(ii) 0.4% sodium chloride solution?

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Solution

(i) 1.2% sodium chloride solution is hypertonic wrt 0.9% sodium chloride solution. Therefore, when the blood cells are placed in 1.2% sodium chloride solution, water flows out of the cells and the cells shrink.

(ii) 0.4% sodium chloride solution is hypotonic wrt 0.9% sodium chloride solution. Therefore, when the blood cells are placed in 0.4% sodium chloride solution, water flows into the cells and the cells swell.

Concept: Colligative Properties and Determination of Molar Mass - Osmosis and Osmotic Pressure
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