Circulatory System V: Hemoglobin


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If oxygen-rich blood flows through a capillary that passes through tissue that is already saturated with oxygen, what will happen?

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1. What effect does high concentrations of carbon dioxide have on hemoglobin?

2. Hemoglobin acts primarily as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is hemoglobin, what does it do and how does it do it? The practice questions in this quiz/worksheet combo will help ensure your understanding of these topics.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

With these assessment tools, you'll be tested on:

  • What happens when oxygen-rich blood passes through tissues already saturated with oxygen
  • What effect high concentrations of carbon dioxide have on hemoglobin
  • What hemoglobin mainly acts as
  • The features of hemoglobin
  • What hemoglobin is composed of

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the role of hemoglobin in the blood
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the process by which hemoglobin releases oxygen and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how hemoglobin knows to bind to and when to release oxygen

Additional Learning

To learn more about this protein, view our lesson entitled Circulatory System V: Hemoglobin. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what hemoglobin is
  • Describe the hemoglobin's function in the storage and release of oxygen in the blood
  • Detail how hemoglobin binds to oxygen
  • Provide detailed information about the release of oxygen by hemoglobin
  • Discuss the role of hemoglobin in the color of blood in and outside of veins