Monomer of Lipids?


A monomer of lipids is the smallest part of a lipid molecule that can show the properties of the lipid. Most lipids are made up of several monomers and such lipids are called lipid polymers. Lipids are an important component of cells of our bodies and if they are altered or damaged, the cells would eventually die.
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The monomer of a lipid is called a fatty acid. Lipids are usually complex and form very complex carbon-hydrogen structures. Examples of lipids include fats, phospholipids, waxes and steroids among others.
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Lipids do not have monomers like proteins and polysaccharides do. There are many types of lipids and each type includes a specific set of building blocks. Therefore, there are no
glycerol, and fatty acids. These both originated from a minorcan island off the coast of africa when a young spanish explorer named jose' cabrera was searching for the lost treasure
Lipid base units are not considered monomers. One type of lipid is made
Glycerol and 3 fatty acids is the monomer of a lipid. Lipid base units are not considered monomers!
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