A red blood cell will swell and burst when placed in which kinds of solution?
A red blood cell will swell and burst when placed in a hypotonic solution. A hypotonic solution has a lower solute concentration than the interior of the cell. Placing a cell in distilled water will cause it to swell and burst as distilled water is hypotonic to the cytoplasm of the cell. ...
Why does red blood cells swell and burst when placed in a hypotonic solution?
They swell because of abnormal concentration of osmotic pressure.
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Genetics
When a red blood cell placed in distilled water will swell and burst is that a chemical or physical change?
When a red blood cell is placed in distilled water it will swell and burst. This is a physical change. ...
Asked in Genetics, Blood, Cell Biology (cytology)
What will happen to a red blood cell when placed in a isotonic solution?
Red blood cells will neither shrink or swell/burst when placed in an isotonic solution because the concentration of water inside the cell is the same as outside of the cell. ...
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Red blood cells swell up and burst when placed in a hypotonic solution such as pure water Why don't we swell up and burst when we swim in water that is hypotonic to our cells and body fluids?
Humans and most animals have oils on their skins that are designed to prevent water from entering pores. This prevents absorption and therefore we do not swell. ...
What will happen when a human red blood cell is placed in a hypotonic environment?
If a human red blood cell is placed in a hypotonic environment, the red blood cell will swell and eventually burst. The reason for this is because a hypotonic solution has a higher osmotic pressure compared to the cytoplasm of the red blood cell. Thus, the water from the hypotonic solution moves into the red blood cell causing it to rupture. ...
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What happens to red blood cells when they are placed in distilled water?
the red blood cells will swell and eventually burst as a result of too much water entering into it ...
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What happens when you put a red blood cell in concentrated salt solutions?
If the concentration of the salt solution is high it will shrink and if the concentration of the solution is low it will swell and then burst!! ...
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What would happen if some red blood cells were placed in a glass of a high concentration of water?
it would swell up and burst into smithereens
Asked in Microbiology, Cell Biology (cytology)
Cells placed in a hypertonic solution will shrink or swell?
it will shrink the cell when place on hyper tonic solution, otherwise it will swell in contrary ...
What happens when normal Red blood Cells are placed in hypotonic solution?
They will swell and then eventually burst due to the influx of water. Water will move from the area of lower solute concentration (outside the cell) into the area of higher solute concentration (inside the cell). ...