Cellular Transport

by Aron Grizzle

Isotonic solution

In a Isotonic solution water moves into, and out of the cell at the same rate of speed, which helps the cell stay the same size.

hypotonic solution

In the hypotonic solution water will enter the cell, but the water is not diffusing fast enough, and the cell starts to swell.

hypertonic solution

In a hypertonic solution water will leave the cell by osmosis causing the cell to shrink.

Examples of what the cells look like

osmosis

The movement of water across a selective membrane depending on the amount of solutes on either side of the membrane.