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Department
Chemistry
Course
CH350
Professor
James Gerlach
Semester
Winter

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Lipids MacromoleculesoNot formed by stepwise polymerization of monomersoMacromolecules due to molecular weightHeterogenous groupoHave a number of functions may remind you of carbohydratesHave other signaling functionsFatty AcidsLipid Building blockscontribute a lot to lipids but are not the basic structureoStructureAlso are not branched unlike carbohydratesAmphipathic because they have a carboxyl group at one end that provides this qualityoSynthesisSynthesized two carbons at a time by acetyl coenzyme AoFunctionThey are highly reducednot oxidizedAllows them to store a lot of energy which can be released upon oxidizationThey are building blocks for other types of lipidsoNaming Fatty AcidsWe should understand how the formula works but do n
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