Hemoglobin and Equilibrium

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Hemoglobin and Equilibrium

Postby Jason Muljadi 2C » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:01 pm

How does the hemoglobin help your body to reach equilibrium or to achieve the process of homeostasis?

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Re: Hemoglobin and Equilibrium

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:22 pm

Hemoglobin is a necessary component of red blood cells which aids in the transportation of oxygen throughout the body. When hemoglobin reacts with oxygen, oxyhemoglobin is formed. The oxygenation of blood is an equilibrium reaction. This is a form of dynamic equilibrium since it establishes balance with the movement of hemoglobin. The body requires a certain level of oxygen in order to function at its optimal level.

Here is the equilibrium equation:
Hb (aq) + 4O2 (g) ⇋ Hb(O2)4(aq)

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Re: Hemoglobin and Equilibrium

Postby Roberto Gonzalez 1L » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:58 pm

What would be the catalyst/enzyme included in this reaction?

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