Biomolecule Poster: Lipids
Srujay Korlakunta and Sangyoon Kim 7th Period
Examples of Biomolecules
There are unsaturated and saturated fats. There also blood lipids. These act as a storage for food in animals.
There is no lipid that always has the same functional groups. Though, there are usually hydroxyl groups or carboxyl groups in order to make it more reactive.
Common Functions of Lipids
These are used as waxes, oils, and fats. They are also used as steroids as chemical messengers. They also store energy.
How does its structure allow for its function?
The structure allows for many bonds that can be used for energy.