Chemistry Practice Problems Equilibrium Expressions Practice Problems Solution: The binding of oxygen by hemoglobin (Hb), giving o...

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Solution: The binding of oxygen by hemoglobin (Hb), giving oxyhemoglobin (HbO2), is partially regulated by the concentration of H3O+ and dissolved CO2 in the blood. Although the equilibrium is complicated, it can be summarized as HbO2(aq) + H3 O+(aq) + CO2(g) ⇌ CO2 −Hb−H+ + O2(g) + H2 O(l)(a) Write the equilibrium constant expression for this reaction.

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The binding of oxygen by hemoglobin (Hb), giving oxyhemoglobin (HbO2), is partially regulated by the concentration of H3O+ and dissolved CO2 in the blood. Although the equilibrium is complicated, it can be summarized as 

HbO2(aq) + H3 O+(aq) + CO2(g) ⇌ CO2 −Hb−H+ + O2(g) + H2 O(l)

(a) Write the equilibrium constant expression for this reaction.