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Osmosis

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Which of these describes what will occur when a human blood cell is placed in a $10\%$ solution of sodium chloride?

A

Water will rush into the cell and the cell will burst.

B

Water will rush out of the cell and the cell will shrivel.

C

Water will continue to move into and out of the cell with no overall effect upon the cell.

D

Water will first rush into the cell and then be forced back out again.

E

Water will rush in, filling the vacuole and making the cell turgid.