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due to hypoventilation there in increase in paco2 in body and there iss NET INCREASE OF H+ resulting in respiratory acidosis. and seeing equation CO2 (g) + H20 (l) <=> H2CO3 (aq) <=> H+ (aq) + HCO3- (aq ) it shifts to right to increase co2. as we see both H+ and HCO3 are formed equally so how come there is net increase of just H+ as HCO3 are also formed along with H+. so how come acidosis accour. your help will be great coz im stuck


  #2

Think of H2co3 as an acid (it is a weak acid). The more CO2 you have the more H2Co3 acid you have and hence respiratory acidosis.



  #3

if you could elaborate please.. i mean by mechanism of respiratory acidosis.





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