Chemical Properties of Triacylglycerols
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Chemical Properties of Triacylglycerols

Test your knowledge of the chemical properties of triacylglycerols with this quiz. Learn about the chemical reactions involved in hydrogenation and hydrolysis, and understand the processes of adding hydrogen to oils.

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Questions and Answers

What is the result of the hydrogenation of oils?

Increase in the melting point

Which type of fatty acids are mostly found in fish oils?

Unsaturated fatty acids with the first C=C at C3

Where are phospholipids like lecithin commonly found within living organisms?

In cell membranes, mitochondria, brain, and nervous tissues

Which lipoprotein is referred to as "bad" due to its correlation with atherosclerosis progression?

<p>Low-density lipoproteins (LDL)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the diameter range of LDL particles?

<p>18–28 nm</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which lipoprotein collects fat molecules from the body's cells/tissues and transports them back to the liver?

<p>High-density lipoproteins (HDL)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What percentage of cholesterol is found in IDL particles?

<p>22%</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the essential feature of a glycolipid?

<p>The presence of a monosaccharide or oligosaccharide bound to a lipid moiety</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of chylomicrons?

<p>To carry triglycerides from the intestines to the liver, skeletal muscle, and adipose tissue</p> Signup and view all the answers

How are lipoproteins classified based on their size and density?

<p>From larger and less dense to smaller and more dense</p> Signup and view all the answers

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