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Respiratory System

Respiratory System

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Published by: Jillian Lao on Dec 22, 2008
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2005-2006
AP Biology
Gas Exchange
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hantseals
 
2005-2006
AP Biology
Gas exchange
O
2
& CO
2
exchange
exchange betweenenvironment &
 
cells
provides O
2
for aerobic cellular respiration
need moistmembrane
need highsurface area
Respiration forrespiration!
 
2005-2006
AP Biology
Optimizing gas exchange
Why high surface area?
maximizing rate of gas exchange
CO
2
& O
2
move across cell membrane bydiffusion
rate of diffusion proportional to surface area
Why moist membranes?
moisture maintains cell membranestructure
gases diffuse only dissolved in water 

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