Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 13 - Solutions - Exercises - Problems: 39

Answer

Increased pressure causes gasses to have increased solubilities. Because of this, scuba divers are vulnerable to nitrogen narcosis when the bloodstream is pressured to hold more dissolved nitrogen. This can be alleviated by slowly ascending to the surface, or by avoiding depths of greater than 100 feet.

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Increased pressure causes gasses to have increased solubilities. Because of this, scuba divers are vulnerable to nitrogen narcosis when the bloodstream is pressured to hold more dissolved nitrogen. This can be alleviated by slowly ascending to the surface, or by avoiding depths of greater than 100 feet.
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