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 Form 1 Biology topical questions and answers on the cell

Plant cells do not burst when immersed in distilled water. Explain.

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- Plant cells have plasma membrane and rigid cellulose cell wall. When the cell is placed or immersed in distilled water, the water is absorbed by osmosis. As the cell becomes turgid, the cell wall creates an inward force i.e wall pressure that prevents the cell from bursting.