A hypertonic solution will do just the opposite to a cell since the concentration of solutes is greater outside of the cell than inside. For both human and plant cells, the water will rush out of the cell, and it will shrivel up. When this happens to a plant cell, it is called a plasmolyzed cell.
Similarly, what is the shrinking of cells in a hypertonic solution?
A hypertonic solution has increased solute, and a net movement of water outside causing the cell to shrink. A hypotonic solution has decreased solute concentration, and a net movement of water inside the cell, causing swelling or breakage.
What will happen when a cell is placed in a hypertonic solution?
The plant wilts because there is a loss of turgor pressure. What happens when a plant cell is placed in a hypotonic solution? The greatest concentration of water is outside the cell. Therefore, water enters the cell and fills the central vacuole, causing the contents of the plant cell to press against the cell wall.