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If the concentration of H+ ions becomes too low carbonic acid is quickly converted to bicarbonate and free H+ ions; if the concentration of H+ ions becomes too high the reaction reverses. What is this an example of?

During normal respiration carbonic acid (H2CO3) and bicarbonate (HCO3-) help to regulate the amount of H+ ions in the blood. CO2 in the blood is readily converted to carbonic acid and most CO2 waste from skeletal muscles travels to the lungs as carbonic acid. If the concentration of H+ ions becomes too low carbonic acid is quickly converted to bicarbonate and free H+ ions; if the concentration of H+ ions becomes too high the reaction reverses. What is this an example of and what is its importance in regards to pH level?

 

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