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What is Lipids?
Any of a class of organic compounds that are fatty acids or their derivatives and are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents. They include many natural oils, waxes, and steroids.
Functions of lipids
Lipids function as an energy store.
Where are lipids found?
Lipids are found in the cell membrane. There is not a single subcellular compartment that does not contains lipids of some sort.
What is the difference between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids?
Saturated Fats: (Meats, butter, dairy products) are solid at room temperature
Unsaturated Fats: (vegetable oils) are liquid at room temperature.
The presence of lipids can be checked with emulsion test.
Types of Lipids