Where in the lungs does gas exchange take place?
IN the alveoi
Gas exchange takes place in the alveoli of the lungs and in the capillaries. The direct process of gas exchange occurs in alveoli located within the lungs. Blood is sent from the heart through pulmonary arteries, exchanging the carbon dioxide within erythrocytes (red blood cells) for oxygen provided by the air lungs store when inhaling. In the capillaries, oxygen diffuses through the capillary walls into the tissues, and carbon dioxide diffuses from the tissues into…
In the alveoli (also called air sac) is the capillary-rich sac in the lungs where the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place by diffusion. The oxygen poor blood goes from the right ventricle and into the lungs where the co2 is traded for Oxygen in the alveoli and back through the heart and out to the body.