Problem: Red blood cells contain Na+ ions, K+ ions, and water. If we place some red blood cells into a beaker full of pure water, what will happen to them? they will swell and burst they will wiggle around rapidly nothing they will shrivel and collapse

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Red blood cells contain Na+ ions, Kions, and water. If we place some red blood cells into a beaker full of pure water, what will happen to them?

  1. they will swell and burst
  2. they will wiggle around rapidly
  3. nothing
  4. they will shrivel and collapse

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