Hypotonic Solution

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A hypotonic solution is where the osmolarity of the solution outside the cell is lower then the osmolarity of the solution inside the cell[1]. This leads to water moving inside the cell by osmosis, which in some cases can lead to lysis of the cell[2].

References

  1. Hardin Jeff, Bertoni Gregory, Kleinsmith Lewis J. Becker's World of the cell. 9th edition. Upper Saddle River: Pearson. 2017
  2. Hardin Jeff, Bertoni Gregory, Kleinsmith Lewis J. Becker's World of the cell. 9th edition. Upper Saddle River: Pearson. 2017
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