Biology 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0-07802-426-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-426-9

Chapter 5 - Membrane Structure and Function - Assess: 4

Answer

C. water enters the cell toward the area of higher solute concentration

Work Step by Step

Water is drawn from areas of low solute concentration to areas of higher solute concentration. In a hypotonic solution, the solute concentration outside of the cell is lower than that within the cell. As such, water moves along the gradient of the higher solute concentration and enters the cell.
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