Structures of some common lipids. At the top are cholesterol and oleic acid. The
middle structure is a triglyceride composed of oleoyl, stearoyl, and palmitoyl ...
Lipids occur through out the living world in microorganisms, higher plants and
animals and also in all cell types. Lipids contribute to cell structure, provide
Molecules called lipids have long hydrocarbon chains that determine they way
they act. They can be fats, oils, or hormones, and even exist in our...
The simple classification of lipids based on their reactivity towards bases belies
the complexity of possible lipid structures as over 1000 different lipids are found ...
While fats have been denigrated to the point that many believe that fat should be eliminated from the diet, fat serves many useful purposes. The phosphate group and polar head region of the molecule is hydrophillic (attracted to water), while the fatty acid tail is hyd... More »
Jun 9, 2012 ... Lipids and Their Structures. Definition: Organic molecule of biological origin that
is insoluble in water and soluble in nonpolar solvents.
STRUCTURE of LIPIDS. Introduction. Lipids are defined in terms of solubility, and
not in terms of particular structures, as in the cases of proteins and nucleic ...
There is great structural variety among the lipids, as will be demonstrated in the
following sections. You may click on a topic listed below, or proceed page by ...
Nov 21, 2013 ... Saponifiable and Nonsaponifiable Lipids; Properties of Lipids; Fatty Acid
Structure and Conformation; Nomenclature of Fatty Acids.
Aug 29, 2011 ... It is important to understand the relationship between the chemical structure of a
fatty acid molecule and its functionality, termed ...