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Solved: Why do deep-sea divers breathe a mixture of helium

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo Tro

Problem 19Q Chapter 11

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Problem 19Q

PROBLEM 19Q

Why do deep-sea divers breathe a mixture of helium and oxygen?

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Solution 19Q

Here, we need to explain why do deep-sea divers breathe a mixture of helium and oxygen?

Oxygen becomes toxic when breathed at pressure, it can cause painful convulsions which underwater would lead to drowning. The helium decreases oxygen density in the lungs...

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Chapter 11, Problem 19Q is Solved
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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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