Partial Pressures (\({p_{{O_2}}}\) and \({p_{C{O_2}}}\))

  • Samuel Natelson
  • Ethan A. Natelson


The total pressure of a mixture of gases is equal to the sum of the pressures of all the gases present as though each were there alone. For example, if a gas in a sealed container is at 1 atm pressure and consists of 20% oxygen and 80% nitrogen, then if the oxygen is removed at constant volume, we have 0.8 atm of pressure.


Partial Pressure Oxygen Content Dissociation Curve Respiratory Exchange Ratio Oxygen Affinity 
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Selected Reading—Partial Pressures

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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Natelson
    • 1
  • Ethan A. Natelson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryMichael Reese Hospital and Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of Medicine Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

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