CO2 in the body

G1SG2

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I think in EK it said that most of the carbon dioxide in the body is in the form of bicarbonate ion- is that correct? So where in the body would carbon dioxide NOT be in biocarbonate ion form?

CO2 is found in the blood in three forms: in physical solution, as bicarbonate ion, and in carbamino compounds (combined with hemoglobin and other proteins). It exists mainly in the form of bicarbonate ion.
 

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CO2 exists in its gaseous form when it is at alveolus, where it is expelled during exhalation. It also exists as CO2 when bound and transported by hemoglobin. Finally, there also exists some dissolved CO2 in the plasma. If you want a more detailed explanation, message me :)
 
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