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Example of Hypertonic Solution

A hypertonic solution is one of three states of tonicity defined as a relative strength of solutes in a solution compared to another. Hypertonicity refers to a solution containing a higher range of solutes compared to another. The standard example is a cell, from which the solution is separated by a semi permeable membrane like the cell wall. Hypertonicity is measured by the relative absorption of water of the solution from a subject placed in the solution, like a cell, which will shrink as the solution absorbs water from the cell. This establishes the greater degree of solutes in the hypertonic solution, relative to the cell.

Examples of Hypertonic Solution:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonicity
http://faculty.ucc.edu/biology-potter/Cell_Transport/sld016.htm
http://www.biosci.ohiou.edu/introbioslab/Bios170/170_3/hyper.htm


Image Example of Hypertonic Solution:

Effect of different solutions on blood cells.

Plant cell under different environments.