Define RQ. What is its value for fats?

Asked by Abhisek | 1 year ago |  172

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Solution :-

The ratio of the volume of CO2 evolved to the volume of O2 consumed in respiration over a given period is known as a respiratory quotient (RQ) or respiratory ratio. Its value can be equal to one, zero, more than one or less than one.

RQ formula

When fat or protein is used as a respiratory substrate, the respiratory quotient (RQ) is less than one.

The respiratory quotient (RQ) is about 0.7 for most of the common fats.

Answered by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago

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