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. what is glycerol?

  • a three carbon alcohol
  • a polysaccharide
  • a hydrocarbon

3. why are fatty acids hydrophobic?

  • because they are polar
  • because of their long hydrocarbon tails
  • because of the amount of oxygen molecules in their tails

4. if a fatty acid has no C=C double bonds, it is...

  • single bonds
  • saturated
  • unsaturated

5. which part of a phospholipid is hydophilic?

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


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