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If red blood cells are placed in a 10% salt solution, what will happen to them?

Question #75735. Asked by doctordolittle.
Last updated Jun 09 2021.

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They would lose water by osmosis, and would shrink and shrivel up


Hypertonic - too much salt
Isotonic - balanced salt
Hypertonic - too much liquid

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Response last updated by satguru on Jun 09 2021.
Feb 11 2007, 6:11 PM
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