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Hemoglobin and Equilibrium

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:01 pm
by Jason Muljadi 2C
How does the hemoglobin help your body to reach equilibrium or to achieve the process of homeostasis?

Re: Hemoglobin and Equilibrium

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:22 pm
by Chem_Mod
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)

Re: Hemoglobin and Equilibrium

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:58 pm
by Roberto Gonzalez 1L
What would be the catalyst/enzyme included in this reaction?