The mass of molecule A is twice that of molecule B. The root mean square velocity of molecule A is twice that of molecule B. If two containers of equal volume have same number of molecules,….
compute the rate oxygen consumption by the cells in mm3 of (STP) per hour.
The respiration of a suspension of yeast cells was measured by determining the decrease in pressure of the gas above the cell suspension. The apparatus was arranged so that the gas was confined to a constant volume, 16 cm3 and the entire pressure change was caused by uptake of oxygen by the cells. The pressure was measured in a monometer, the fluid of which had density of 1.034 g/c. The entire apparatus was immersed in a thermostat at 37°C. In a 30 mts observation period, the fluid in the open side of the manometer dropped 37 mm. Neglecting the solubility of oxygen in the yeast suspension, compute the rate oxygen consumption by the cells in mm3 of (STP) per hour.