Biomolecule: Lipids

Kevin, Brinnah, GT Biology 6th

Type of Monomer

The monomer classification is fatty acid.

Drawing of Monomer

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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.