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. _________ are esters of the polyhydroxyalcohol glycerol with long-chain carboxylic acids.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given statement should be completed.

Concept Introduction:

Lipid or fat is composed of a long chain of alkanes or esters from alcohols and fatty acids. Beeswax and paraffin are well known example of lipids. Natural lipids are specifically the esters formed from the esterification of fatty acids and long chain alcohols. Ester of animal wax derived from a various carboxylic acids and alcohols. As they are hydrophobic in nature, lipids and fat prevents water to stick on the surface of plants and animals.

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_____ are esters of the polyhydroxyalcohol glycerol with long-chain carboxylic acid.

Fats are composed of glycerol and long chain fatty acid. The hydroxyl group of glycerol esterified with carboxyl group of fatty acid...

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