Answer to Question #65907 in Other Biology for Laiba
Why is the higher percentage of CO2 transported by water of RBC as compared to water of plasma. Also give equation of this process
About 5-7% of all carbon dioxide is dissolved in the plasma. The remaining 93% diffuses into RBC (where 70% exist as bicarbonate ions and 23% binds to hemoglobin forming Hb-CO2). This affinity to RBC is explained by the abundance of carbonic anhydrase enzyme there. The latter one catalyzes the reaction between CO2 and H2O.