Both eggs sat in vinegar solution over the weekend and then placed in two different solutions: freshwater and high solute solution (corn syrup). Egg 1 (the egg on the left) was placed in freshwater. Notice that after being in freshwater for 24 hours, it gained 5.6 g of mass. This is an example of the effects of a hypotonic solution where water is initially at a higher concentration outside the cell and enters the cell to reach equilibrium. Egg 2 (the egg on the right) was placed in a high solute solution (corn syrup). Notice that after being in high solute solution for 24 hours, it lost 34.09 g of mass! This is an example of the effects of a hypertonic solution where water is initially at a higher concentration inside the cell and leaves the cell to reach equilibrium.
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