Red blood cells (are isotonic) contain a solution 0.9% NaCl. In which type of solution will red blood cells lose water and shrivel (crenate)?

Answer 1.8% NaCl

The prefix "iso-" mean "equal. If a cell is isotonic to 0.9% NaCl, then placing the cell in any solution with a higher concentration of salt will lead the cell to lose water. Placing the cell in any solution with a lower concentration of salt will lead to the cell gaining water.

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