Configuration o saturated fatty acids are solid and

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Unformatted text preview: polysaccharide o Sterols §༊ Constructed from isoprene units §༊ Rigid structure 8- 2: • Know the effect of saturation and chain length on fatty acid mobility and melting temperature o Know the general structure of unsaturated bonds (cis configuration) o Saturated fatty acids are solid and unsaturated liquid at room temperature o Lipids associate via van der Waals due to hydrophobic effect • Know that most lipids are amphipathic o Know what this means and how to recognize polar and nonpolar regions • Know how the different types of lipids tend to aggregate o Triglycerides form globules o Glycerophospholipids and sphingolipids form bilayers o Fatty acids form micelles • Know the effect of cholesterol on membrane fluidity o Helps lipids resist melting at hig...
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This document was uploaded on 03/08/2014 for the course CH 369 at University of Texas at Austin.

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