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Give reasons for the following:

Potato cubes when placed in water become firm and increase in size.

Answer :

This is because the concentration of the sap in the potato cells is very high and with respect to it, water is a hypotonic solution. This leads to endosmosis of water in the cells when the potato cubes are placed in water, which makes the cells of the potato turgid and thus it becomes firm and increases in size.


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