K i have a grand old science question for you to help me with!
Ms. Andruchuk bought a seeside cottage and wanted to plant some shrubs right near the ocean. She was delighted with her choice of location beccause the spray from the ocean's waves watered her shrubs every day. A week later all of her shrubs were shriveled up and dead. Why?
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I know its a pretty easy question but please guys help me out i cannot think at the moment. I may reward somehow haha
ocean water contains salt. when a plant is watered with a solution with a high salt concentration [that is, a higher concentration than that within the plant cells], it is basically placing the plant cells in a hypertonic solution, where the concentration of salt is higher on the outside than it is on the inside. in an attempt to reach a point where the concentrations on either side of the cell membranes is isotonic [the same concentration on either side] water within the plant cells moves outside of the cell, across the membrane, by way of osmosis. the result is the plant cells losing too much water, which brings the cell into plasmolysis, which is the contraction of the plant cell's membrane from the cell wall. what we see as the result is a dehydrated plant that is shriveled and dead.
does that help? that should be right, or at least in the right direction hopefully.
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the Salt from the water killed the Roots. Xylemphones played all day, but in the end, the Leaves waged a war against the Plant cells, sending them to Concentration camp. the Cells wanted to get Even steven, so they used weapons of mass Osmosis, but that only resulted in TUrgor pressure. thats what i got.
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