- Created by: Billie2503
- Created on: 05-11-19 10:35
What are lipids?
- all contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen
- triglycerides, phospholipids and cholesterol
- one molecule of glycerol with 3 (TRI-) fatty acids attacheted to it
- synthesised by the formation of ester bonds
- 1 triglyceride has 3 ester bonds, one inbetween each fatty acid.
- formed in a condensation reaction (water molecule is released)
- Also known as Esterification