Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in oxygenated hemoglobin according to the reaction:
HbO2(aq) + CO(aq) ⇌ HbCO(aq) + O2(aq)
a. Use the reactions and associated equilibrium constants at body temperature given here to find the equilibrium con-
stant for the reaction just shown.
Hb(aq) + O2(aq) ⇌ HbO2(aq) Kc = 1.8
Hb(aq) + CO(aq) ⇌ HbCO(aq) Kc = 306
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