Lipids

By Jennifer Suriadinata & Simran Jamwal

Monomer of Lipids

The monomers of lipids are glycerol & fatty acids
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Polymer of Lipids

The polymer of lipids is a triglyceride.

Examples of Lipids

Some examples of lipids include:

  • Trans Fat
  • Saturated & Unsaturated Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fat
  • Polyunsaturated Fat

Functional Groups

The functional group is hydroxyl.

Common Functions of the Biomolecule

Lipids serve as a source of energy and as the building blocks of membranes.

How does the structure affect the function of lipids?

Lipids are hydrophobic and very hard to break down for energy. They do contain more energy per unit weight than carbs, however. It is easy for the body to use lipids as stored energy.