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In the body CO2 mainly exists as Bicarbonate. This means that...

1. Moves from Cell to Blood to Alveolus by diffusion
2. It is highly soluble and diffuses rapidly so no carrier is needed.


Different forms CO2 is carried in?

Plasma (7%)
Bicarbonate (70%)
Carbamino compounds (23%)


What is the Haldane effect?
(Hint: allows venous blood to carry more CO2)

Effect of Oxygen interacting Hb on CO2 transport