Problem: Plants and animals that live in estuaries face a dilemma in maintaining water balance inside their cells. During high tide they are in salt water, while at low tide they are in fresh water. At high tide a plant or animal cell will be in ____.  a. An isotonic solution b. A hypertonic solution c. A hypotonic solution d. Equilibrium e. Osmosis

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Plants and animals that live in estuaries face a dilemma in maintaining water balance inside their cells. During high tide they are in salt water, while at low tide they are in fresh water.

At high tide a plant or animal cell will be in ____. 

a. An isotonic solution

b. A hypertonic solution

c. A hypotonic solution

d. Equilibrium

e. Osmosis

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