Asked in
Chemistry

What is the carbon to hydrogen to oxygen ratio in proteins?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
March 19, 2013 10:41PM

In carbohydrates (CH2O) the ratio is quite clear: 1:2:1
In proteines however there is (in mean values) less oxygen and more nitrogen:
C1.0H1.8O0.5N0.2 , so H to O ratio is 3.6 to 1