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ConceptWhat is Cell Made up Of? What is the Structural Organisation of a Cell? Plasma Membrane Or Cell Membrane

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What would happen when eukaryotic cells are placed in hypotonic, hypertonic and isotomic solutions?

Solution

When we place an eukaryotic cell in hypotonic solution, it swells up and ultimately bursts because of the large quantity of water entering the cell.

When we place an eukaryotic cell in isotonic solution, there is no change in its size, as the water concentrations in the external and internal media are the same.
When we place an eukaryotic cell in hypertonic solution, it gets plasmolysed because of the excess loss of water.

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 P S Verma and V K Agarwal Solution for Class 9 Biology - Science Part 3 (2016 to Current)
Chapter 2: The Fundamental Unit of Life : Cell
Short Answer Questions ( Carrying 2 Marks each) | Q: 12 | Page no. 118
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