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What would a solution with 1.5% saline in it be considered as?

A. Hypotonic
B. Isotonic
C. Hypertonic
D. Water

Asked by RickiHeicklen, Last updated: Jul 24, 2021

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Markda John

Markda John

Markda John
Markda John

Answered Jan 01, 2018

(c) Hypertonic

A saline solution with 1.5% saline would be considered hypertonic when going in the body. The blood in our bodies has a saline concentration of 0.9% on average. A hypertonic solution, for those who don’t know, is a solution that has more salt than what it’s going into. It’ll cause the salt in itself to move into the solution it’s going into (IE, your blood, if it’s a saline solution for your body).

Once the solutions equal out, the solutions would be considered isotonic. This is when two concentrations of a solvent (in this case, salt) are the same in two different solutions. Water will still move back and forth, as that is what the water does, but the salt will no longer move back and forth.

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John Adney

John Adney

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John Adney

Answered Jul 01, 2017

A solution of 1.9% is considered hypertonic which will definitely cause fluid shift when administred

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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered May 26, 2017

Hypertonic

Our blood has a concentration of 0.9% saline. Any substance with a higher salt concentration is considered hypertonic, while any solution with a lower salt concentration is hypotonic. Solutions with equal concentration are called isotonic.
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