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Unformatted text preview: choices for this experiment because they provide a hypotonic solution for the blood cells to be placed in. Once the blood cells rupture, they excrete hemoglobin into the solution causing it to clear (Vaughn, 2002). In this particular lab, we will be examining if size and shape of the glycols in the solution will have an effect on hemolysis rate. I personally predicted that larger heavier glycols in solution would cause the rate of hemolysis to be slowed as compared to smaller glycols in solution. It is a known fact that smaller molecules will pass through a cell membrane much more quickly and easier than larger molecules. I hypothesized that ethylene would take the shortest amount of time before hemolysis, triethylene would take the longest, leaving diethylene with the second longest time before hemolysis occurred....
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2010 for the course BIOL 1208 taught by Professor Crowe during the Spring '10 term at Louisiana College.
- Spring '10