# Inside of a cell suppose there is 2% salt and 98% water. The cell is in a solution containing 1% salt and 99% water. Is the cell hypotonic, hypertonic or isotonic compared to its surroundings?

May 16, 2018

...I think this is clear. The cell is $\text{hypertonic}$ with respect to the medium...the prefixes follow the old Greek prefixes...
$\text{hyper "-=" more}$, $\text{hypo "-=" LESS}$, $\text{iso "-=" the same }$.