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- concentration of sugar solution inside cells is lower than the concentration of sugar solution.

i'm a bit confused ... is this an example of Hypotonic or hypertonic?
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So the cell is hypotonic compared to the sugar solution in this case.
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- concentration of sugar solution inside cells is lower than the concentration of sugar solution.

i'm a bit confused ... is this an example of Hypotonic or hypertonic?
The water potential (kPa) outside the cell is lower due to the increased presence of the sugar, cell is hypertonic because water will move out the cell causing it to shrink (plasmolysis)
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So the cell is hypotonic compared to the sugar solution in this case.
its hypertonic, he said there was more sugar outside the cell
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its hypertonic, she said there was more sugar outside the cell
So it is hypertonic since there would be a higher water potential inside the cell due to less sugar?
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its hypertonic, he said there was more sugar outside the cell
A hypertonic solution contains a higher concentration of solutes compared to another solution. The opposite solution with a lower concentration is known as the hypotonic solution.

The cell is hypotonic in comparison to the sugar solution outside the cell. This is because the concentration of solutes is lower in the cell..
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So it is hypertonic since there would be a higher water potential inside the cell due to less sugar?
Yes, water flows from an area of high water potential to an area of low water potential (kPa), the cells environment has more sugar, which decreases the water potential, now the cell has a relativly high water potential which is hypertonic (hyper = more) (tonic = water)
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Yes, water flows from an area of high water potential to an area of low water potential (kPa), the cells environment has more sugar, which decreases the water potential, now the cell has a relativly high water potential which is hypertonic (hyper = more) (tonic = water)
I thought high water potential=hypotonic
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I thought high water potential=hypotonic
You are correct.

The cell has a higher water potential (lower concentration of solutes) compared to the solute solution outside the cell.
Therefore, the cell is hypotonic compared to the solute solution outside the cell.

https://biologydictionary.net/hypertonic-solution/
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You are correct.

The cell has a higher water potential (lower concentration of solutes) compared to the solute solution outside the cell.
Therefore, the cell is hypotonic compared to the solute solution outside the cell.

https://biologydictionary.net/hypertonic-solution/
Thank you so much
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Thank you so much
You are most welcome
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