What Is a Feature of Phospholipids?


Phospholipids form the cell membranes in the body. A feature of phospholipid structure is that the fatty acid tails are non-polar while the phosphate heads are very polar, resulting in a solubility-challenged molecule. When exposed to an aqueous environment, phospholipids form bilayers where the polar heads turn towards the water molecules and the non-polar tails hide from them.
Q&A Related to "What Is a Feature of Phospholipids?"
A polar molecule attached to the negatively charge phosphate on third carbon of the glycerol backbone makes phospholipids polar.
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The most important property of the lipid
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The most important feature of phospholipids is the presence of fatty acids, which are hydro carbon chains. Phospholipids are made in the cytosol and they are important components in the body, because they form the cells of membranes.
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