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kuldeep raj123 Grade: 11
        

Blood has ph of basic range (ph=7.4).what is the concentration ratio between conjugate acid and conjugate base if it is assumed that carbondioxide/water buffer is present in blood?

6 years ago

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
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Dear student,


The production and removal of CO2 and H+, together with the use and transport of O2, cause chemical changes in the blood. These chemical changes, unless offset by other physiological functions, cause the pH of the blood to drop. If the pH of the body gets too low (below 7.4), a condition known as acidosis results. This can be very serious, because many of the chemical reactions that occur in the body, especially those involving proteins, are pH-dependent. Ideally, the pH of the blood should be maintained at 7.4. If the pH drops below 6.8 or rises above 7.8, death may occur. Fortunately, we have buffers in the blood to protect against large changes in pH.


 























































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