Lipid Bio molecule Poster
By Renzo Teruya & Connor Moriarty
Our bio-molecule is a Lipid, a lipid mostly contains of fats. Their main biological functions are storing energy, and signalling and acting as a structural component to lipids.
Glycerol is the monomer of the Lipid. It is a simple sugar and alcohol compound.
Triglyceride is the polymer of lipids which derives from glycerol. They are found in you blood and when you eat your body converts unused calories directly into Triglyceride, which are later stored in your fat cells.
Some example of Lipid's include :
The common Functional Group of a lipid is Hydrocarbon (-O)
The common functions of a lipid include
Forms part of the cell membrane
Their molecular structure allows many other fatty acid molecules to be fairly close in being connected together. Due to this their molecular interactions give them a high melting point.