# Does a hypertonic solution have more solute or more volume of water than a hypotonic solution?

Mar 16, 2017

#### Answer:

An $\text{hypertonic solution}$ is MORE concentrated than an $\text{hypotonic solution}$.

#### Explanation:

And since the $\text{hypertonic solution}$ is MORE concentrated, it necessarily contains more solute, or LESS solvent than a $\text{hypotonic solution}$.

And this goes back to our basic definition of concentration:

$\text{Concentration"="Moles of solute (moles or mass)"/"Volume of solution (L)}$.

The more solvent, the less concentrated, and the more $\text{hypotonic}$ and vice versa.

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