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Title The Effect of Time For Blood to Hemolyze Abstract The experiment was conducted to show how polarity of molecules affect the ability to pass through a red blood cell membrane. As a red blood cell is exposed to a hypertonic solution, the cell will swell up and burst. My prediction was that increase in the number of hydroxyl groups would increase the time it takes for the hemolysis of the red blood cells. Red blood cells were mixed with 3 different propanol solutions to hemolyze and was observed using a makeshift slit lamp. Recorded data was inputted into a statistical software called JMP pro 15 and a bar graph was produced. The results showed that the more hydroxyl groups in a propanol solution, the more time it took for the red blood cells to hemolyze. This experiment is useful for understanding and applying real world applications such as finding ways to reduce hemolysis rates for blood samples for clinical laboratories. (Heyer et al.,2012) Introduction The null hypothesis is that the increase of hydroxyl groups in a propanol test solution will have no significant effect on the time it takes for the red blood cells to hemolyze. The alternative hypothesis is the that the increase of hydroxyl groups in a propanol test solution will have a significant effect on the time it takes for the red blood cells to hemolyze. I predicted that an increase of hydroxyl groups will increase the time it will

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