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Osmosis and glucose transport

In a cell, there is less water on the inside and less glucose on the outside. Water wants to enter the cell and the cell wants to transport in more glucose. Relative to the cell, what type of environment is this? How will the cell be able to have both the water and glucose enter?

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As the outside of the cell has a lower ionic concentration than the inside of the cells, the cell is in a hypotonic environment. Water will freely diffuse into the cell by osmosis. ...

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This solution describes how cells in an aqueous environment (water with a low concentration of salt and glucose) are able to transport water and glucose into the cell.

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