In making pickles, a cucumber is placed in a strong salt solution. explain what happens? .it gets pickled..

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Date: Mon-Nov-1-2010-
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Answer 1

Uh,I would say this is more of a Bio. question,I'm not exactly sure what you're asking so I'm sorry If I misinterpret your question.

Plasmolysis occurs,this occurs when the water concentration gradient in the surrounding solution is lower then that of the cell.Water leaves the cell through osmosis,causing the cytoplasm to pull away from the cell wall,the cell also decreases in size,thus the cucumber would shrink.

Answer 2

A hypertonic salt solution causes the cucumbers to shrivel as they lose water.

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