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If you have a solution that contains 73 water and 27 solute and you place a cell that contains 84 water and 16 solute in that solution Which direction will water move?

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10/04/2007

Water will move out of the cell and into the solution.

The explanation for this is that water generally moves from an area of higher WATER concentration (the cell) into an area of lower WATER concentration (the solution).

This answer assumes that the cell in the question has a semi-permeable membrane and would allow water to pass through. Also, an effect of the water moving out of the cell is that the cell will shrink or decrease in size.