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comment Can liquid Carbon Dioxide be used as a solvent for lifeforms?
@AlexP solvents like ethane and methane is also non-polar, but according to the article, it should work very fine for dissolving lipids as a substitute for proteins, and lipids can also substitute for carbohydrates as energy source, while using something lipophobic as a cell membrane (you wouldn't want the whole cell to dissolve into the ocean). as co2 and n2 is also non-polar, wouldn't it logically be great solvents for those substitutes?
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