Lipid Page, Sherman, Hour 4

Lipids are molecules that are generally not soluble in water, which means they don't dissolve, and include fats, oils, and waxes. They store energy and are important parts of biological membranes.

Some examples of common lipids are: Canola oil, olive oil, peanut oil, etc. *Steroids are another example of common lipids.

Lipids are made from mostly carbon and hydrogen atoms. Lipids are formed when a glycerol molecule attaches to a fatty acid.

Fatty acids can be "saturated" or "unsaturated" with hydrogen atoms.

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