Oxygen dissociation curves

IB Biology: Oxygen dissociation curves

Oxygen dissociation curves show the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen but they are not easy to understand. This activity provides resources for students to become familiar with partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide as well as understanding the role of hemoglobin in the blood and the alveoli in the lungs. A group of Indian mountaineers begin the activity. Students also consider the effects of high altitude on...


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