Which of the following describes lipids? 1. A source of nutrients for organisms 2. Energy-storage...


Which of the following describes lipids?

A. A source of nutrients for organisms

B. Energy-storage molecules

C. Molecules having structural role in membranes

D. Molecules that are part of hormones and pigments

E. All of the above


Biological lipids are a diverse group of chemicals which are either completely or poorly soluble in water. These are known to be soluble in non-polar solvents such as ether, chloroform and benzene. Lipids are not polymers and their hydrophobic nature is due to the predominance of hydrocarbon chain.

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E. All of the above.

Lipids have diverse biological function among these four general functions of lipids include, to act as a storage form of...

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