The Respiratory Function of the Blood
Study of the physiological mechanisms of oxygen transport makes particularly clear the distinction between the pressure of oxygen (or its chemical potential — an intensity factor) and the amount of oxygen (or, per unit volume, its concentration — a quantity factor). This distinction is more recognized in thermodynamics than in physiological chemistry; it is especially important in considering systems capable of dissociating (1,2,7).
KeywordsIntensity Factor Oxygen Transport Dissociation Curve Carbon Dioxide Pressure Bohr Effect
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