Fig. 6A: Osmosis (Cell in Hypertonic Environment)

If the environment surrounding the cell is hypertonic, the solute concentration is higher outside the cell, while the water concentration is greater inside the cell. The cytoplasm of the cell is hypotonic to the surrounding hypertonic environment. Water goes out of the cell.

Illustration of a Osmosis of a Cell in a Hypertonic Environment.jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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