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Homework Help: Respiratory quotient

  1. Jun 25, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A normal value of respiratory quotient in humans is 0,8. It means that when a person has done an external work of 2000J and consumed 2litres of O2
    the volume of produced CO2 was?
    the energy produced in metabolic process was?

    2. Relevant equations
    So I take this RQ=Vco2/Vo2
    0,8=Vco2/2
    Vco2=1,6 l
    W=ΔE+Q

    ΔE=Q-W
    ΔE=Q-2000

    yes and here I don't know what to do next
    I also know that V/Q but i think it won't help here....
    thanks for help
     
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