Pflügers Archiv

, Volume 329, Issue 2, pp 186–190 | Cite as

The solubility of carbon dioxide in elasmobranch plasma between 10°C and 22°C

  • K. Pleschka
  • I. Wittenbrock
Short Communications and Technical Notes

Summary

The CO2 solubility coefficient\(\alpha _{{\text{CO}}_{\text{2}} }\) has been measured as a function of temperature for two species of dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula and Scyliorhinus stellaris). Determinations were made at 10°C, 13°C, 16°C, 19°C and 22°C. As there was no difference in CO2 solubility between the plasmas of the two species, a common solubility curve was calculated for the temperature range between 8°C and 25°C. With decreasing temperature the solubility for CO2 increased so that the slope of the solubility curve was nearly equal to that of warm blooded plasma, of sea water and of pure water. In comparison with pure water and ox plasma, the solubility of CO2 in elasmobranch plasma was significantly lower as expected from its higher ionic strength but nearly the same as for sea water.

Key-Words

CO2 Solubility pK′ Temperature Elasmobranch Plasma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Pleschka
    • 1
  • I. Wittenbrock
    • 1
  1. 1.W. G. Kerckhoff-Institut der Max-Planck-GesellschaftBad Nauheim

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