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Unformatted text preview: Most lipids feel "greasy" Lipids contain large regions of just carbon and hydrogen, as carbon-carbon bonds and carbon-hydrogen bonds Structure of Lipids Lipids contain: carbon hydrogen oxygen However the proportion of oxygen is low, so lipids are mostly hydrocarbons The chemical structure of our fats and oils, the most common lipids, is based on fatty acid building blocks and an alcohol, glycerol The terms fats and oils are terms of convention Fats are "hard" or solid at room temperature Oils are liquids at room temperature...
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