Lipids

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  • Lipids
    • Energy storage
      • More energy per unit mass than carbohydrates
    • Makes seeds lighter/smaller for dispersal
    • Waterproofing + wax
    • Phospholipid component of cell membrane controls entry of molecules into cell. Phosphate group present in phospholipids.
    • Protection of delicate organs
    • Buoyancy for aquatic animals
    • Saturated/ unsaturated fatty acids
    • Condensation reaction- ester bond
      • Glycerol +3 fatty acids
    • Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen

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