Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 16 - Solutions - 16 Assessment: 68

Answer

The dissolved glucose in the cells prevents the water from crystallizing at its normal freezing point. Less kinetic energy must be present for the water to freeze (freezing point depression) and no ice forms.

Work Step by Step

The dissolved glucose in the cells prevents the water from crystallizing at its normal freezing point. Less kinetic energy must be present for the water to freeze (freezing point depression) and no ice forms.
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