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Metabolism

Postby Cantara53 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:59 am

I am studing the rates of oxygen consumption of fish and I need to convert


10mgO2 kg-1 h-1 to 10μmol O2 kg-1 min-1
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Re: Metabolism

Postby Guest » Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:45 pm

Cantara53 wrote:I am studing the rates of oxygen consumption of fish and I need to convert
10mgO2 kg-1 h-1 to 10ìmol O2 kg-1 min-1


This requires knowing:
* 60 minutes = 1 hour
* 32 g O2 = 1 mol O2

10 mg = 10,000 ug (using u for micro, rather than the proper Greek letter). If a 1 kg fish consumes 10000 ug/h, it consumes 1/60 of that per minute or 166.666... ug/min.

32 ug O2 = 1 umol O2, so
166.66.../32 = 5.2 ìmol O2 kg-1 min-1
Guest
 


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