What is the function of haemoglobin?

1 Answer
Write your answer here...
Start with a one sentence answer
Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
preview
?

Answer

Write a one sentence answer...

Answer:

Explanation

Explain in detail...

Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer

Describe your changes (optional) 200

3
Dec 24, 2017

Answer:

Transports oxygen and #"CO"_2#.

Explanation:

Haemoglobin (protein + iron ) is present in the red blood cells. Its function :

  1. Transporting oxygen from two lungs to all body cells; in the lungs, haemoglobin combines with oxygen to form pale red oxyhaemoglobin. Then, oxyhaemoglobin carries oxygen to all body parts and leaves oxygen in the cells and changes into haemoglobin..

  2. Transporting #"CO"_2#: haemoglobin combines with #"CO"_2# in the body cells to form dark red carbo-aminohaemoglobin, which carries #"CO"_2# to two lungs where it leaves #"CO"_2# and changes into haemoglobin.

Was this helpful? Let the contributor know!
1500