Hypertonic Solution: Definition, Effect & Example


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Plant cells function best in which type of solution?

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1. When a cell has lysed, it has _____.

2. Osmosis is the process of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To function properly, cells must maintain a delicate balance of solution. Too much fluid and the cell will lyse. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the effects that occur in cells when there is an imbalance of solutes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test students in the following:

  • Osmosis
  • Ideal solution for plant cells
  • Effects of hypertonic solutions

Skills Practiced

Students taking this quiz can practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how hypertonic solutions affect cells
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as osmosis and lyse
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about dissolving agents

Additional Learning

The lesson Hypertonic Solution: Definition, Effect & Example will enhance your understanding of this topic. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Identify three types of solutions that can occur in the body
  • Explain the role of solutes in a hypertonic solution
  • Describe reasons that plant and animal cells function best in different types of solutions