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Homework Help: Explaining which one has more potential energy.

  1. Jun 2, 2013 #1
    Explain which has more potential energy in each pair:


    I think the answer is glucose since it's a bigger molecule and thus can store more energy than water. Am I right in thinking this?
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  3. Jun 3, 2013 #2


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    Molecule size doesn't matter much, bond strengths are much more important. Water is a final product of oxidation - and not without a reason.
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