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yukitou

  • 2 years ago

Why reduced haemoglobin is less acidic than oxyhaemoglobin?

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  1. TRex2142
    • 2 years ago
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    its the other way around the more acidic is the reduced hb [carboxy hb] as the carbon dioxide unit with water giving a weak carbonic acid immediatly dissolve to bicarbonate and proton CO2 + H2O → H2CO3 → HCO3 + H

  2. yukitou
    • 2 years ago
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    is reduced Hb same as deoxyHb?

  3. guykubpom
    • 2 years ago
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    I guess because O has much ability to pull the clould of electron from hemoglobin,so it makes hemoglobin easy to pull pair of electron from others too I am trying to explain in chemistry's way but I forgot it much lol

  4. blues
    • 2 years ago
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    You should read up on the Bohr Effect.

  5. rahulchatterjee
    • 2 years ago
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    oxyhaemoglobin has a tendency to give up the oxygen to the cells and become acidic...... so it is more acidic than haemoglobin...Moreover the oxidation number is more in haemoglobin than haemoglobin . i think this is the reason. bt i'm not sure...

  6. yukitou
    • 2 years ago
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    @blues , i read the Bohr effect. " increase pH make Hb to take up oxygen. Decrease pH make Hb to release oxygen." So does this mean reduced Hb is same as Hb without oxygen?

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