Celery stalks that are immersed in fresh water for several hours become stiff and hard. Similar stalks left in a salt solution become limp and soft. From this we can deduce that the cells of the celery stalks _____.

Answer have a higher concentration of dissolved particles (a higher solute concentration) than freshwater

This entry of water into the central vacuole of a plant cell leads to the cell contents pushing against (turgor pressure) the cell wall, stiffening the cells of the plant and the plant itself.

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