> Biochemistry : Lipids Quiz
Biochemistry : Lipids Quiz
Lipids are large, nonpolar biological molecules, commonly known as fats and oils. Lipids are insoluble in water. They store energy and comprise most of the structure of cell membranes. Lipids are not polymers, unlike proteins and carbohydrates. Fatty acids are the building blocks of lipids, and there are two classes of fatty acids. Saturated fatty acids contain no double bonds. Those fatty acids that contain one or more double bonds are unsaturated. Triglycerides form when three fatty acids bond to glycerol through ester bonds. Triglycerides in liquid form at room temperature are called oils, and in solid form at room temperature are called fats. This quiz covers lipids. Select the best answer from the choices.
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