Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections (9th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13429-601-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13429-601-2

Chapter 5 - Review - Page 91: 4



Work Step by Step

Because distilled water is hypotonic relative to the inside of a cell, water from the solution will rush into the cell following its osmotic gradient. The animal cell will swell and burst; however, the plant cell will swell and become turgid but will not burst because it has a cell wall to protect it from bursting. The cell wall exerts turgor pressure back on the cell to keep too much water from entering the cell and causing it to burst.
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