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Isotonic Solution: Definition & Example

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Your blood cells work best in what type of solution?

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1. You drink 20 gallons of water in an hour. Why is this really, really bad for you?

2. Your cells are surrounded by which type of membrane?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and accompanying worksheet to test your knowledge about isotonic solutions. You will need an understanding of the differences in isotonic, hypotonic, and hypertonic solutions, and you will also need to understand the properties of cell membranes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to assess your understanding of:

  • Differences between isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic solutions
  • Properties of a cell membrane
  • The importance of isotonic solutions in health
  • Term for a substance that dissolves in a solution

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about solutions in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic solutions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding substances that dissolve in solutions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about cell membranes

Additional Learning

Gain a better understanding about the importance of isotonic solutions in the lesson titled Isotonic Solution: Definition & Example. Topics included in the lesson are as follows:

  • Definitions of isotonic, solution, and solute
  • Differences in isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic solutions
  • The importance of a semipermeable membrane
  • What an isotonic solution means for human cells
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