Biological Molecules: Lipids

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1. what is an ester bond?

  • a bond between an alcohol group and an acid group (formed by condensation reactions)
  • a bond between carbon atoms which causes unsaturated fats
  • a type of bond between two fatty acids (formed by hydrolysis)
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2. if a fatty acid has many C=C double bonds, it is...

  • saturated
  • polyunsaturated
  • monounsaturated
  • unsaturated

3. what does hydrophobic mean?

  • a type of reaction between water molecules
  • insoluble in water, water-hating
  • soluble in water, water-loving

4. which is a function of a lipid?

  • help water soak into the leaves
  • energy reserve - it is even richer in carbon-hydrogen bonds than carbohydrates
  • lysosomes - they help to synthesise lysosomes within cells

5. which part of a phospholipid is hydophilic?

  • the negatively charged phosphate 'head'
  • the negatively charged fatty acid tails
  • it isnt, fatty acids are hydrophobic


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