Lipids

By: Varun Kotipalli and Bishrob Sen

Monomer

Fatty acids and glycerol.


Examples of biomolecule

Oil, cream, butter


Polymers

Fats, steroids, phospholipids


Glycerol

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Fatty acids (palmitoleic acid)

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Functional groups

Carboxyl groups in fatty acids (saturated or unsaturated)


Common functions

Help store energy, protect organs, insulates body, and forms cell membranes.


Structure to function

Its structure is very grouped and insolvable in water. But can be soluble in other organic substances. Have a grouped structure makes it a strong biomolecule and can keep energy and heat in; also a protective shield for organs.