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water -solvent in w/c rxns take place. -80% of cell mass is made of water. -polar mol w/ H-bonds -able to stay liquid bc of h-bonds
hydrolysis breakdown (separation) of macromolecules by water
dehydration formation of macromolecules by getting rid of water
lipids substance w/ low solubility in water and high solubility in non-polar solvents
6 major groups of lipids fatty acids, triglycerides, phospholipids, glycolipids, steroids, terpenes
these are good barriers in aqueous solutions lipids
building blocks for most complex lipids fatty acids
fatty acids long carbon chains truncated at one end with cooh. usually have an even number of c. UP TO 24 C
diff between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids: saturated c-c all the way. unsaturated at least one c=c
triglycerides fats and oils constructed by a glycerol backbone
glycerol 3 C backbone for fats and oils
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