Examples of this biomolecule
- Cooking oils, such as
- Corn oil
- Sesame oil
- Canola oil
- Peanut oil
Name of polymer
The monomer (fatty acid) comes together, in groups of three, with a single glycerol molecule, to create the polymer: triglyceride.
Carboxylate will always be found in lipids
Common functions of this biomolecule
It stores energy, provides a waterproof covering, helps form cell membranes
How does its structure allow for its function
It's densely packed which allows for an efficient infrastructure of the molecule and tight spacing between itself and other molecules.