Respiratory acidosis doesn't make sense?


by sameeralord
Tags: acidosis, respiratory, sense
sameeralord
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Aug7-10, 12:48 AM
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Hello everyone,

C02 + H20 <---> H+ + HCO3-

Now in respiratory acidosis. You breathe slowly retaining more carbon dioxide. Ok this would shift the reaction to the right but how does it raise the PH. HCO3- also raised the same amount. Thank you
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Acut
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Aug8-10, 07:08 PM
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It doesn't raise the pH. Remember that increasing the pH means that the medium has become more basic.
pH will go down with increased H+ concentration.


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