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Clinical Correlates of pH Levels
Problem Set

Problem 1: What is blood bicarbonate?

Blood bicarbonate can be thought of as:

A. the ionized (deprotonated) form of carbonic acid, which is derived from CO2 and water.
This is true, despite the fact that carbonic acid is itself a transient species.
B. the protonated form of carbon dioxide.
C. a transient species that cannot be measured in body fluids.
D. being formed from hydrogen peroxide via the action of catalase.

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