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Describe what is happening in each of the three scenarios below using water potential terminology. Please include in your description how the volume of water in the plant cells are changing, and the role of pressure potential and solute potential in each scenario.


1. I have harvested some fresh lettuce from the garden and left it on the counter, after a few hours it has become wilted and floppy.
2. I take my wilted lettuce and put in a bowl with cold water, I come back in a few hours and found that is now crisp again.
3. I accidentally drop a container of salt into my bowl of water with lettuce, and come back to find my lettuce has wilted again.

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