Lipids

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What are triglycerides?
Macromolecules
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Structure of triglycerides
Complex molecules with a large molecular mass. Contain carbon, oxygen, hydrogen. One molecule of glycerol with 3 fatty acids attached to it
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What are the two kinds of fatty acids?
Saturated, un-saturated
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Describe a saturated fatty acid?
No double bonds between carbon atoms
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Describe an unsaturated fatty acid
At least one double bond between carbon atoms
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What is a phospholipid?
Macromolecules similar to tryglycerides
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Difference between hydrophilic and hydrophobic
Hydrophilic attracts water
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Functions of triglycerides
Energy storage molecules, insoluble hydrophobic
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Properties of phospholipids
Phospholipid bi-layer
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Functions of phospholipids
Control what enters and leaves a cell
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Properties of cholesterol
Small size, flattened shape
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Structure of triglycerides

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Complex molecules with a large molecular mass. Contain carbon, oxygen, hydrogen. One molecule of glycerol with 3 fatty acids attached to it

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What are the two kinds of fatty acids?

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Describe a saturated fatty acid?

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Describe an unsaturated fatty acid

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