BY1.1 - Fats

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  • Contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen
  • Non polar - therefore they are insoluble in water
  • Dissolves in organic solvents 
  • If solid at room temperature - a fat
  • If liquid at room temperature - an oil

Function of Lipids:

  • Energy Store:
    • Release twice as much energy as carbohydrates
    • Found in animals and seeds
  • Protection of Internal Organs:
    • Provides an insulating layer for organs such as the kidneys 
  • Triglyceride Production:
    • Lots of metabolic water is produced during this reaction
      • This is important for dessert animals


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