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    Hi in my ccea textbook for as bio, it says about respirometer exp in calculating oxygen and co2 production respectively. However it gives this additional note which I can't understand. Please explain the last bit. Thanks.

    "Temperature needs to be controlled for two main reasons. It will affect the respiration rate (and hence oxygen and carbon dioxide production) and if VARIABLE CAN CAUSE CHANGES IN THE GAS VOLUME DUE TO EXPANSION OR CONTRACTION. "

    what does this last point mean? What expansion? Please help!

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    Hi in my ccea textbook for as bio, it says about respirometer exp in calculating oxygen and co2 production respectively. However it gives this additional note which I can't understand. Please explain the last bit. Thanks.

    "Temperature needs to be controlled for two main reasons. It will affect the respiration rate (and hence oxygen and carbon dioxide production) and if VARIABLE CAN CAUSE CHANGES IN THE GAS VOLUME DUE TO EXPANSION OR CONTRACTION. "

    what does this last point mean? What expansion? Please help!

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    Ever heard of Charles's Law? Volume of a gas is proportional to temperature, increase the temperature and you increase the volume (expansion). That is what it means
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    Ever heard of Charles's Law? Volume of a gas is proportional to temperature, increase the temperature and you increase the volume (expansion). That is what it means
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