Problem: The solute concentration in blood is equivalent to 0.9% NaCl.Several drops of blood were added to three different solutions: 0.09% NaCl, 0.9% NaCl, and 9% NaCl. What would happen to the cells dipped in three different solutions?

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For cells without a cell wall, such as the blood cells, when they are placed in an environment with the same salt concentration, there will be no net water movement. This environment is known to be isotonic to the cell.

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The solute concentration in blood is equivalent to 0.9% NaCl.

Several drops of blood were added to three different solutions: 0.09% NaCl, 0.9% NaCl, and 9% NaCl. What would happen to the cells dipped in three different solutions?

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