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1

What is Boyle's Law?

The pressure of a gas is inversely proportional to its volume

2

What is Dalton's Law?

The total pressure of gas in a system is the sum of the partial pressure of each individual gas

3

What is Henry's Law?

At a constant temperature:

The volume of gas dissolved in a liquid is directly proportional to its partial pressure

4

What is the Law of LaPlace?

The smaller an alveolus, the more likely it is to collapse (due to surface tension)

5

What is the Bohr effect?

Haemoglobin's affinity for oxygen is reduced by:

acidity

[CO2]

6

What is the Haldane effect?

Deoxygenated blood (Hb) has a greater affinity for CO2