Are A, D, E, and K.
Soluble in lipids, but not in aqueous
Important in vision, bone formation,
antioxidants, and blood clotting.
Stored in the body.
Vitamin A is obtained from meats and
Biomolecules that contain fatty acids or esters of fatty acid or a
Named for the Greek word lipos, which means fat.
Extracted from cells using organic solvents.
Water insoluble compounds
They are soluble
It should be noted that the importance of a
functional group cannot be overstated.
A functional group determines all of the following
properties of a molecule:
Bonding and shape
Type and strength of intermolecular forces
Definition of Biochemistry
What is Biochemistry?
Biochemistry = chemistry of
Biochemists use physical and
chemical principles to explain
biology at the molecular level.
Basic principles of
biochemistry are common to
all living organism