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Lipids
energy storage
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Lipids
Lipids are composed of C, H, O
long hydrocarbon chain
Diverse group fat
fats
phospholipids
steroids
Do not form polymers
big molecules made of smaller subunits
not a continuing chain
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Fat subunits
Structure:
glycerol (3C alcohol) + fatty acid
fatty acid =
long HC "tail" with COOH group at "head"
enzyme
dehydration synthesis
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Building Fats
Triacylglycerol
3 fatty acids linked to glycerol
ester linkage = between OH & COOH
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Dehydration synthesis
dehydration synthesis
enzyme
enzyme
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