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Lipid Structure

Lipids contain: Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen however the proportions of oxygen to carbon
and Hydrogen is smaller than that in Carbohydrates.

Properties
they are insoluble in water
they are soluble in organic solvents for example alcohol and acetone

The main groups of lipids are triglycerides (fats and oils),…

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Formation of a Triglyceride

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Phospholipids similar to lipid however one fatty acid has been replaced with a phosphate
molecule.
Properties are different as a phosphate molecule will attract water (opposite to the
lipids)
This then mean they are made up of 2 parts:







Structure


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