Hypotonic Solution: Definition, Example & Diagram

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You drop an amoeba into a glass of water, and the amoeba begins to swell. What type of solution does the amoeba represent?

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1. What is tonicity?

2. How do you know if a membrane is semipermeable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hypotonic solutions are an important concept to know in biology, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their components and characteristics as well as related scientific principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the characteristics and principles of:

  • Isotonic solutions
  • Hypotonic solutions
  • Semipermeable membranes
  • Tonicity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you can differentiate between different types of solutions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define tonicity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects of cells in solutions as well as how to identify a semipermeable membrane

Additional Learning

This quiz and worksheet combo is just one part of your journey to master this material. Make sure to also read the lesson called Hypertonic Solution: Definition, Example & Diagram. It has the following objectives:

  • Know the significance of solute
  • Define isotonic solution
  • Define hypertonic solution
  • Define hypotonic solution
  • Define tonicity
  • Know the function of semipermeable membranes
  • Understand the significance of the Osmotic pressure gradient
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