Answer to Question #169895 in Biology for Karim

Question #169895

3 protein bars were tested to see which of them had the highest amount of carbohydrates. Bar A has an RQ of .65, Bar B has an RQ of 9, and Bar C has an RQ of 4.5.

a. Which bar contains more carbohydrate molecules?

b. Explain how you know.


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Expert's answer
2021-03-10T08:13:38-0500

a) Bar B with RQ of 9 contains more carbohydrate.

b) The respiratory quotient (RQ) reflects a basal metabolic rate when estimated from carbon dioxide production. An RQ of >1.0 suggests excessive carbohydrate provision.


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