Biology 2010 Student Edition

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ISBN 10: 9780133669510
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Chapter 2, The Chemistry of Life - Assessment - 2.3 Carbon Compounds - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 57: 23

Answer

One way to differentiate between a carbohydrate and a lipid is by checking to see if either is soluble in water. The lipid would most likely not be soluble, making easy to determine whether or not the unidentified white substance is a lipid or carbohydrate.

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One way to differentiate between a carbohydrate and a lipid is by checking to see if either is soluble in water. The lipid would most likely not be soluble, making easy to determine whether or not the unidentified white substance is a lipid or carbohydrate.
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