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

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Mar 16, 2017

Answer:

An #"hypertonic solution"# is MORE concentrated than an #"hypotonic solution"#.

Explanation:

And since the #"hypertonic solution"# is MORE concentrated, it necessarily contains more solute, or LESS solvent than a #"hypotonic solution"#.

And this goes back to our basic definition of concentration:

#"Concentration"="Moles of solute (moles or mass)"/"Volume of solution (L)"#.

The more solvent, the less concentrated, and the more #"hypotonic"# and vice versa.

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