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Chemical Energy

  1. Dec 8, 2008 #1
    I dont quite get how food is considered chemical energy. Can someone clear this up and explain it to me?
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  3. Dec 8, 2008 #2


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    The simple explanation is that carbohydrates, fats, and proteins undergo a series of chemical reactions (essentially oxidation) in the body which releases energy.
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