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What about a carbohydrate molecule makes it a good source of energy?
What is it about the structure of a lipid that makes it good for building cell membranes?

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Carbohydrate as a energy source:

-its ability to form long chains in the form of polysaccharides makes it a very versatile as a molecules and allows for the addition of multiple monomers as a way of storing energy efficiently in longer chains
-the polymer is stable and allows for stable energy storage; it is also stable enough to so that energy can be harnessed incrementally
-such long chains can be broken down into monomers, which releases energy quickly
-the byproduct of the dehydration synthesis (process by which smaller sugar units are linked ...

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The expert examines carbohydrates and lipid molecules.