How are carbohydrates and lipids simuilar?
carbohydrates are statrches and lipids are fats they are similar because they are both enzymes
Carbohydrates like sugars are poly alcohols while lipids are esters. Carbohydrates contain more oxygen compared to lipids. carbohydrates have much chemical energy compared to lipids. Carbohydrates are 6-carbon rings while lipids are multi-carbon chains Carbohydrates are water soluble while lipids are not water soluble Carbohydrates provide 4 calories per gram while lipids provide 9 calories per gram
When discussing pure carbohydrates, lipids, and protein: Amino acids contain Nitrogen and some contain sulphur which are not found in the strictest definition of carbohydrates and lipids. However carbohydrates and lipids can also combine with amino acids to form compounds like glycoproteins and ceramides.
I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but if you're talking about what is the difference in what these molecules are made of, proteins have amino acids (that's what they're made of), and carbohydrates and lipids do not. Proteins also have a primary, secondary, and tertiary structure that is not present in carbohydrates and lipids. Carbohydrates are made of sugar, and lipids are made of fatty acids and glycerol. DL
Carbohydrates are the main energy source for the cell. After all of the carbohydrates are burned, the cell starts to burn the lipids. Therefor, they are both energy sources, but carbohydrates are just the first source of energy where as lipids are a secondary source. When you go on a diet you usually stay low on carbohydrates to burn the fat off of you to lose weight because it burns the fat instead of the…