Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 4 - 4.2 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

Gasoline and fat are chemically similar in having abundant long hydrocarbon chains, which leads to both substances being hydrophobic and can provide significant energy when either one is broken down.

Work Step by Step

To get this answer, review the key concepts of the section and see which apply to both of these things, which do not mix well with water and are mostly hydrocarbons.
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