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Mixed group of hydrophobic compounds made of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Functions
include, insulation, energy storage, protection, waterproofing, cell membrane, production of


Glycerol and fatty acids combine via condensation to create triglycerides. R group of a fatty acid
can be saturated or unsaturated. In phospolipids there are…

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Triglyceride are insoluble in water. They are used for storage, insulation and protection in
fatty tissue found under the skin or surrounding organs. They yield more energy per unit
mass than other compounds so are good for energy storage. Carbohydrates can be
mobilised more quickly, and glycogen is stored in…

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