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Lipids Bio

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fats, oils, waxs, steriods
types of lipids
C H O (lots of H)
General structure
hydrophobic, not a polymer
2 main characteristics
lots of hydrocarbons, few polar bonds or r groups
why are lipids hydrophobic?
3 C glycerol and fatty acids
What are fats?
Long 16-18 C chain, with carboxyl group
What are fatty acids?
dehydration synthesis between alcohol end of glycerol
What holds together glycerol and carboxyl group in fatty acids?
very soluble.
Fatty acids arent
triglycerol
1 glycerol and 3 fatty acids
phospholipid
glycerol, 2 fatty acids, and a phosphate group
only at one end
are phospholipids polar?
the phosphate goup
which end of a phospholipid is polar?
amphipathic
having both polar and non polar ends
steriod
a lipid, with carbon skeleton made of 4 fused rings
cholesterol, testosterone, estrogen
types of steriods?
long term storage of energy
Fats are used for?