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Chapter 16, Problem 19E
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What is hemoglobin (Hb)? What is its function?

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Interpretation:

Haemoglobin and its functions are to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

The long chains of amino acids which are linked to each other through peptide bonds are known as proteins. They act as the building blocks of the body. Proteins make up structure like muscles, skin and hair.

In the body, many chemical reactions are controlled by proteins which play a major role in metabolic processes. They also play a crucial role in the transportation of certain molecules, such as, oxygen which is transported from lungs to cells. They form antibodies to fight against infections and diseases.

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Haemoglobin is a protein which is found in red blood cells. It contains heme groups that act as molecular oxygen carriers. They carry oxygen from the lungs an...

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