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Homework Help: Nanocontainers in the blood

  1. Jul 18, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The minimum volume occupied by nanocontainers in the blood is 2.0L. Is such a volume feasible, given that the total blood volume in an adult is about 5L?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    So I already solved this question (parts a-e) for the minimum volume occupied by nanocontainers in the bloodstream and I checked that it is the correct amount. What I don't get is why it is not a feasible volume. The nanocontainers occupy less than 5.0L of space, so why would it not be a feasible approach.
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  3. Jul 19, 2016 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    Do the nanocontainers participate in respiration the way that red blood cells (RBCs) do? If they do not, what happens to a human who loses 2L of blood?
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