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Explain how carbon dioxide is picked up at a tissue, transported, and dropped off at the lung...

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Explain how carbon dioxide is picked up at a tissue, transported, and dropped off at the lung include the correct ratios of each mechanism used.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

CO2 is the main by-product of cellular respiration. This is produced in the cell in two ways. The first being the CO2 released from pyruvate oxidation, as pyruvate is converted to acetyl CoA. The next being during the Krebs cycle, as the 6 carbon molecule is broken down further and further, 2 CO2 are lost in the reactions.

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Carbon dioxide is transported in the blood via three mechanisms:

  1. 70%- Bicrobonate Ions (HCO3-). This is when carbon dioxide binds with a water...

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Learn to define the most common method of carbon dioxide transportation. Discover the process of how carbon dioxide is transported and used in the blood and lungs.


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