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a chemical process in which solvent molecules and molecules or ions of the solute combine to form a compound
A chemical reaction that uses water to break down a compound,usually resulting in the formation of one or more new compounds
-A condition caused by the loss of too much water from the body. Severe diarrhea or vomiting can cause dehydration
-the process that most macro molecules of living cells are formed.
Organic molecule, generally containing hydrocarbon chain(s), that is insoluble(hydrophobic) in water but dissolves readily in nonpolar organic solvents
Six major groups of lipid
1) Fatty acids
2) Triacylglycerols
3) Phospholipids
4) Glycolipids
5) Steroids
6) Terpents
Fatty Acids
-Fatty acids are the basic building blocks for all lipids.
- founds in fats and oils, and are chemical "chains" consisting of carbon and hydrogen and ending with an acid group.
-Fatty acids vary in length and degree of saturation, and are generally up to 26 carbons long
-a carboxylic acid (or organic acid), often with a long aliphatic tail (long chains), either saturated or unsaturated. Most of the natural fatty acids have an even number of carbon atoms