When you put a cell in plain water what will happen to the cell and why?

by Pallav Chaudhary
(Surat, Gujarat, India)

What happens to a cell put in plain water?

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Osmotic Pressure
by: Christian. CA

If a normal cell is put in plain water we can admit that the cell is hypertonic compared to the water. So water will enter the cell through osmosis, since the cell membrane is permeable to water. Under such condition it is possible indeed that the cell swells to the point of cell lysis.

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