Structure and Function of Lipids


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1. What is the functional group that is formed when glycerol reacts with carboxylic acids to form triglycerides?

2. All of the following statements are true about lipids, EXCEPT that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions will mainly deal with the definitions of terms related to lipids. The questions will give you a definition. You will have to select the term the question describes. Other questions will require you to apply your knowledge of lipids to everyday phenomena.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will cover the following topics:

  • Ester
  • Fat
  • Lipids
  • Functions of lipids
  • Polarity

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related structure and function of lipids lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding functional groups and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the roles lipids play in our bodies

Additional Learning

To learn more about lipids, make sure to read the related lesson called Structure and Function of Lipids. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Defining lipids and triglycerides
  • Exploring saturated, unsaturated, and trans fat
  • Providing examples of each type of fat
  • Understanding the functions of lipids
  • Detailing the polarity of lipids