A stalk of celery is placed in salt water, what happens?
I think the environment would be hypertonic, but is that correct?
Then, is the actual celery stalk hypertonic, hypotonic, or isotonic?
Will the water flow in or out of the cell?
Then, when the celery stalk is placed in the salt water it becomes limp and rubbery? But why?
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When the stalk of celery is placed in salty water, water flows out of the stalk into the environment (salty water). The stalk's cells shrink.
Yes, the environment is hypertonic
The actual celery stalk is hypotonic
Water flows out of the cell into the salty water
The stalk becomes limp or rubbery because the cells lose alot of water into the environent hence the cells lose their rigidity.
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