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What are lipids? What are the main functions of lipids?

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 10Q

Problem 10Q

What are lipids? What are the main functions of lipids?

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Here, we are going to discuss about lipids and its function.

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Lipids are the group of organic compounds which make up the structure and function of cells. Fats and oils are examples of lipids. They are soluble in nonpolar solvents.

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The main function of lipids are:

  • They serve as energy reservoir of the body.
  • They act as electrical insulators.
  • They form various messengers molecules within the body.
  • They serve as a source of fat soluble vitamins.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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