What Is a Lipid Molecule?
Organic Chemistry of Fats, Phospholipids,
Waxes & Steroids
Unsaturated fat triglyceride. Left part: glycerol, right part from top to bottom: palmitic acid, oleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid.
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Lipids are molecules that are hydrophobic (insoluble in water) because the non-polar covalent bonds linking carbon and hydrogen aren’t attracted to the polar bonds of water. The four major categories of lipids include fats, phospholipids, waxes and steroids.