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Define Complex Lipids - Chemistry

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Define complex lipids

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Complex lipids : -

(a)They are esters of long chain fatty acids. It can be hydrolysed.

(b) They include triglycerides (animal fats and vegetable oils), glycolipids, phospholipids and waxes.

(c) Triglycerides are the triesters of glycerol with higher fatty acids.

(d) They are also called triacylglycerols (TAG).

Fats and oil are mixture of triacylglycerols. R1, R2 and R3 may be same or different and may be saturated or unsaturated.

Concept: Proteins - Structure, Classification and Functions
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