- A hypertonic solution is a solution with high solute concentration (low water concentration).
- Water moves from regions of high conc to low concentration due to osmosis .
- So when a cell is placed in a hypertonic solution , the cell loses water .
- This causes shrinkage of the cytoplasm (generally reversible ) in the cell.
- The process is known as plasmolysis .
Last updated at Aug. 31, 2022 by Teachoo