What happens when planty cells are put in hypotonic solutions ?

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I know that osmosis happens and as it happens turgor pressure would be building up until it equals the pressure of the water from the outside, at the point does no more water enter by osmosis ? Or is it that there will be non net movement of water ?
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I know that osmosis happens and as it happens turgor pressure would be building up until it equals the pressure of the water from the outside, at the point does no more water enter by osmosis ? Or is it that there will be non net movement of water ?
So basically a hypotonic solution is where there is a greater amount of solutes (less water) inside the cell than outside. So water will move into the cell by osmosis because water moves down the concentration gradient. Hopefully I helped
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So basically a hypotonic solution is where there is a greater amount of solutes (less water) inside the cell than outside. So water will move into the cell by osmosis because water moves down the concentration gradient. Hopefully I helped
But I know this, my question is, when the cell becomes turgid, does water still move into the cell or does it not ? is there no movement of water into or out of the cell at all, or is there no net movement ?
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Oh, well no net movement is no movement in or out so I can answer that but I'm really not sure about the first part. When there's no net movement its an equilibrium but yeah thats all I know, sorry buddy
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