Chemistry of Lipids: Definition and Functions

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Which of the following is a common property of lipids?

What is the main function of lipids in supplying the body?

What is the primary role of phospholipids in the body?

Which lipids act as important cellular constituents and are involved in transporting lipids in the blood?

Which disease is associated with abnormal metabolism of lipids?

What is the primary storage form of energy provided by lipids?

Which type of fatty acid contains no double bonds and is solid at room temperature?

What is the general formula of a saturated fatty acid?

Which compound lipid contains an additional group along with fatty acids?

What are fats primarily composed of?

What are esters of fatty acids with higher molecular weight monohydric alcohols known as?

Which type of lipid molecule is derived from simple or compound lipids upon hydrolysis?

What is the main characteristic of unsaturated fatty acids?

Which type of fatty acid may be envisaged as based on acetic acid (CH3—COOH) as the first member of the series?

What are fats in the liquid state known as?

What group do compound lipids contain in addition to fatty acids?


Learn about the heterogeneous group of compounds known as lipids, including fats, oils, steroids, and waxes. Understand their physical and chemical properties, such as insolubility in water and solubility in nonpolar solvents. Explore their role as a storage form of energy and the differences in energy provision compared to carbohydrates.

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