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What do lipids contain?
Fats and oils.
What elements do lipids contain?
Carbon
Hydrogen
Oxygen
sometimes phosphorus and nitrogen.
Are lipids polar or non-polar?
Non-polar.
Triglycerides act as....
Energy stores in animals and plants.
What do triglycerides consist of?
1 molecule of glycerol
3 fatty acids.
Joined by condensation reaction.
Unlike carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids,lipids are not .....
polymers.
What differs between the fatty acids in lipids?
The length of the chain and the degree of saturation.
Fatty acids are.... acids. They contain a ..... group.
organic
carboxyl
A saturated fatty acid has the ..... amount of ....... and therefore have no ..... ......
maximum
hydrogen
double bonds.
What bond does a monounsaturated fatty acid have?
C=C bond.