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Biomolecules Unit 1

Hydrophobic Water fearing EX: fatty acid tails
Hydrophilic Water loving EX: phosphate heads
Main Functions of Lipids (3) (1) Long term energy storage (2) Compose/make up the cell membrane (3) Insulation EX: blubber in whales to keep them warm in cold waters
Monomer of a Lipid Glycerol and 3 Fatty Acids
Phospholipid Specific lipid that makes the cell membrane
Saturated Fats Come from animal products, are a solid at room temperature, unhealthy (bad) fats EX: bacon
Unsaturated Fats Come from plant products, are a liquid at room temperature, healthy (good) fats EX: olive oil
Grease Spot Test (brown paper bag) Test used to identify the presence of lipids in foods
Created by: jafulle3