Mammalian blood contains the equivalent of 0.15 M . Seawater contains the equivalent of 0.45 M . What will happen if red blood cells are transferred to seawater?
The blood cells will expend ATP for active transport of into the cytoplasm.
NaCl will be exported from the red blood cells by facilitated diffusion.
The blood cells will take up water, swell, and eventually burst.
NaCl will passively diffuse into the red blood cells.
*Water will leave the cells, causing them to shrivel and collapse.