Kevin, Brinnah, GT Biology 6th
Type of Monomer
The monomer classification is fatty acid.
Drawing of Monomer
Name of polymer
The name of the polymer is try-acylglycerol.
Examples of lipids
Butter, vegetable oil, and cholesterol are examples of lipids.
Functional Groups Found Within Lipids
The functional groups within lipids are ethers, which result from carboxyl and hydroxyl reactions.
Common functions of Lipids
Lipids store energy, aid in cell signaling to receptors, kinases and phosphatases, and serve as a component in cell membranes.
Role of Structure in Function
Lipids have many hydrocarbon chains. The bonds between the carbon and hydrogen atoms in hydrocarbons store energy, making lipids energy-rich.