# Problem: A red blood cell placed in pure water will swell becausea. the osmotic pressure is greater in the water than in the cell.b. the osmotic pressure is greater in the cell than in the water.c. the osmotic pressure is the same in the cell and the water.d. water moves from a higher osmotic pressure to a lower osmotic pressure.e. the vapor pressure of the water in the cell is greater than the vapor pressure of pure water.

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A red blood cell placed in pure water will swell because

a. the osmotic pressure is greater in the water than in the cell.

b. the osmotic pressure is greater in the cell than in the water.

c. the osmotic pressure is the same in the cell and the water.

d. water moves from a higher osmotic pressure to a lower osmotic pressure.

e. the vapor pressure of the water in the cell is greater than the vapor pressure of pure water.

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