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Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

  • Josef Flammer
  • Maneli Mozaffarieh
  • Hans Bebie
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Abstract

Carbon dioxide is a molecule composed of two oxygen atoms covalently bonded to a single carbon atom (Fig. 11.1). It is colorless and exists in gaseous form at room temperature. In nature, carbon dioxide is used by plants during photosynthesis to make sugar, for example, and it is liberated by all organisms that depend on oxidative phosphorylation. Burning in a fire or “burning” in mitochondria also leads to carbon dioxide formation through a set of redox reactions summarized as “cellular respiration.”

Keywords

Carbon Dioxide Carbonic Anhydrase Aqueous Humor Hydrated Form Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibition 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Flammer
    • 1
  • Maneli Mozaffarieh
    • 1
  • Hans Bebie
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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