Why carbon monoxide is poisonous?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM
Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin that is 300 times more stable than the oxygen-hemoglobin complex. In blood when the concentration of carboxyhemoglobin reaches 3-4 percent the oxygen carrying capacity of blood is reduced. This oxygen deficiency results in different disorders.
Answered by | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM
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