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    Could you please give me a real life situation involving hypertonic, isotonic, and hypotonic solutions? Like what and why you used each solution. I am trying to get a better understanding for a final exam.
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    The real life situation is a watered plant. According to the amount of water, the plant in terms of the water in the plant cell has a hyptertonic, isotonic or hypotonic condition.

    If you give the plant to much water, the plant cell gets too much water, the vacuole is spreading, because of too much water inside the cell. This is the hypotonic condition. If you forget to water the plant, the plant loses too much water because of transpiration (releasing water outside of the cell), the vacuoule is shrinking, this is the hypertonic condition. If you give the plant neither too little nor too much water, the amount of water is in an equilibrium, that is to say, the amount of transpiration is equal to the amount of water absorption. That means the vacuole is neither spreading nor shrinking, the condition of the vacuole is stable and that is the isotonic condition.

    Was that understandable enough?
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