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Chapter 5 Class 9 - The Fundamental Unit of Life
  • 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 .

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