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Capture and Utilization of Energy with Biological Molecules

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In a fat and a carbohydrate molecule with the same number of carbon atoms, the fat can generate more energy than carbohydrates.

Why is this the case?

A

Fats are reduced to a greater degree.

B

Carbohydrates oxidize to carbon dioxide and water, whereas fats do not.

C

Carbohydrates are hydrophilic​ and oxidize less easily.