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Unformatted text preview: forces the protoplasm to push against the cell wall. The turgor of the stalk is what caused the cut ends to curl outward. The addition of salt makes the solution hypertonic, meaning theres a greater concentration of NaCl ions outside of the stalk that can pull water away from the cell. The flaccid stalk loses a large amount of H2O, which in turn leads to plasmolysis, a point where the decrease in pressure of the protoplasm cause the cell wall to collapse. The collapse of the cell wall explains why the stalk felt limp and decreases in diameter....
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2010 for the course D 05540 taught by Professor Hoffman during the Spring '10 term at UC Irvine.
- Spring '10