Lipids

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  • Lipids
    • Triglycerides
      • 1 Glycerol and 3 fatty acids
      • Water molecules and bonds between molecules
        • Esterification
      • Broken down by hydrolysis
    • Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen
    • Non polar
    • Saturated
      • No double bonds- found in animals
    • Unsaturated
      • Double bonds- found in plants
    • Phospholipids
      • Head- charged. Tail- non polar
      • 2 fatty acids and 1 phosphorus
    • Sterols
      • Cell membranes- regulate fluidity
    • Roles of lipids
      • Hormone production
      • Chemical insulation
      • Electrical insulation
    • Identification
      • Emulsion test
        • Ethanol + water= white emulsion

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