If the medium is hypertonic relative to the cell cytoplasm — the cell will lose water by osmosis essentially. Here you will find a description of the various aspects of osmosis and cells, including selective permeability of cell membrane and diffusion across a cell membrane.
Most organisms can't survive very long without water because water is so important to cells, scientists have come up with a special word for the diffusion of water across cells that word is osmosis it works the same way as diffusion water moves across a cell membrane from an area of high.
Osmosis now we have as we know each cell is surrounded by a cell membrane this membrane has tiny holes in it which allow small molecules to.
The effects of osmosis when an animal cell or a plant cell is placed in a medium, which is a water solution , the possible consequences are listed below. Osmosis now we have as we know each cell is surrounded by a cell membrane this membrane has tiny holes in it which allow small molecules to pass through but not.