Lipids: Biomolecule

By Soundarya Daliparthy and Sai Javangula P7

Lipids

Lipids are usually made from Carbon and Hydrogen atoms. They can be used to store energy; they are important parts of biological membranes.


Monomer

The name of the monomer is Fatty Acids.


Polymers

The name of the Polymers is Triglycerides.


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Examples of Lipids

Examples of lipids include cholesterol and oleic acid; some others are also olive oil, corn oil, sesame oil, canola oil, and peanut oil.

Functional Groups

The functional groups present in lipids are: ester (COOC; the main one).


Common Functions

Some common functions of lipids include energy storage, mobilization, utilization, protection of organs, insulation, and storage of vitamins.


Structure

The molecular structure of lipids many of its fatty acids to be stacked together for many of its functions to take place.