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Heme complex & O2

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:09 pm
by Ashley Wang 4G
Does only one O2 molecule bind to the heme complex at one time?

Re: Heme complex & O2

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:10 pm
by Jared_Yuge
Yes only one O2 can bind to each coordinate structure at a time

Re: Heme complex & O2

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:14 pm
by Amanda Mei 1B
Yes.

Re: Heme complex & O2

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:28 pm
by saigorijavolu2k
yup one O2 and a histidine to create myoglobin

Re: Heme complex & O2

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:35 pm
by RasikaObla_4I
Yes each heme complex binds to one O2- molecule which is why myoglobin only transports one oxygen molecule at a time.

Re: Heme complex & O2

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:37 pm
by Hussain Chharawalla 1G
Yes, I believe this is because the max electrons Fe can accomodate are 18 electrons with all its orbitals filled.