1. Sublimation is an example of a zero-order reaction. Provide another example, and explain why the reactant available for reaction is unaffected by changes in the overall quantity of the reactant.
2. Are catalysis reactions linked to sublimation?
And can you explain how a sublimation reaction could apply to phase changes at differing pressure values and provide some common examples?
3. How does the behavior of carbon monoxide differ from that of carbon dioxide in the human lungs? Explain using equilibrium constants for the reaction of the gases with hemoglobin?
4. Incidentally, itâ€™s interesting to note that on the ill-fated Apollo 13 on the way to the Moon, the concern of the crew was that there was way too much of carbon dioxide gas in the cabin. Please note, however, carbon monoxide, the other gas that is the subject of this discussion, was not the issue being addressed. But carbon dioxide, while not poisonous by itself, this could still gravely affect the astronauts.
If you look into the citation below, one of the first problems on Apollo 13 with the original carbon dioxide scrubber was in the design. The carbon dioxide scrubber works with the use of a lithium hydroxide canister. The scrubber was designed to work for a crew of two. Instead, there were three individuals and the length of the mission needed to be taken into consideration.
So, what can we learn from the first situation? How can you relate this to our topic of discussion?