# Oxygen dissociation curve and temperature

So, we have a container with a mixture of gases. The concentration of oxygen is $C_{oxy}$ and its partial pressure is $P_{oxy}$. Then we introduce a sample of hemoglobin(deoxygenated) in that container. A certain fraction is then saturated with oxygen. Then, I increase the temperature of the gas in the container keeping everything else the same. $P_{oxy}$ obviously increases. Does, this mean the percentage of saturated hemoglobin increase too according to the ODC curve although the concentration of oxygen is same? Or, will it decrease?

I believe saturation actually depends on the concentration. So, although $P_{oxy}$ increases, the saturation percentage remains the same. Hence, we have same saturation percentage for a greater partial pressure. thus the curve shifts to the right with increase in temperature.

• Welcome to BiologySE... can you give some evidence of effort on your part to try and figure this out? where have you looked for an answer? – Vance L Albaugh Mar 14 '17 at 17:16
• Added my idea. Can you help? @VanceLAlbaugh – Deechit Poudel Mar 15 '17 at 11:19
• ..saturation actually depends on the concentration... If thats the case then why do we experience mountain sickness? – JM97 Jun 7 '17 at 15:48