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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892

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Chapter 3.3, Problem 1SB
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What are the three most common lipids in living organisms? How do their structures differ?

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Summary Introduction

To review:

The three most common lipids in living organisms and the difference in their structures.

Introduction:

Lipids are biomolecules that are insoluble in water and mostly nonpolar in nature. These nonpolar solvents are often hydrocarbons and are utilized to dissolve the hydrocarbon lipid molecules that occur naturally.

Explanation of Solution

Lipids are classified as the following types:

Neutral lipids are the lipids that are neutral at the cellular pH (potential of hydrogen). These include triglycerides and waxes. These are structurally composed of fatty acids and alcohol. A lipid is a triglyceride if the alcohol is the three-chained glycerol, while if the alcohol has a long chain, the lipids are waxed...

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