What are the polymers of lipids?


A polymer of a lipid is formed when chains of smaller, simpler molecules are connected. Most of the lipids are not polymers and the simplest lipid monomers are known as the triglycerides, which are made up of 3 fatty acids that are attached to a glycerol molecule by ester bonds.
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Glycerol and triglycerides are the two types of molecules from which fats and oils are made. Saturated fats are most commonly found in animal products, and the hydrocarbon chains
Fatty Acids are the polymers or building blocks of lipids
Among the vast number of different biomolecules, many are complex and large
2-3 fatty acids are usually polymerized with glycerol, but other lipids, such as steroids, do not form polymers.
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What Are the Polymers of Lipids?
Most polymers are long chains of repeating, identical, carbon-containing molecules called monomers. Lipids are the exception because they have an additional, nonidentical molecule attached to each monomer chain. The additional molecule varies with the... More »
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