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Blood composition

Plasma = 54%
- water electrolytes glucose hormones wastes plasma proteins and lipoproteins
- hydrophobic

Leukocytes = 1%
- white blood cells

2

Oxygen in the blood

3% dissolved in plasma
97% bound to hemoglobin

3

Carbon dioxide in blood

7% Co2 dissolved in the plasma
20% bound to hemoglobin
73% carried as bicarbonate ion in plasma

Co2 + H2O <> H2CO3 <> H+ + HCO3-

In the lungs you shift backwards and break down the product

In the tissues you shift forward and make more product