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Infants born with severe respiratory problems are sometimes given liquid ventilation: They breathe a liquid that can dissolve more oxygen than air can hold. One of these liquids is a fluorinated compound, CF3(CF2)7Br. The solubility of oxygen in this liquid is 66 mL O2 per 100 mL liquid. In contrast, air is 21 % oxygen by volume. Calculate the moles of O2 present in an infants lungs (volume: 15.5 mL ) if the infant takes a full breath of air. Assume a pressure of 1 atm in the lungs.
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