Level 5 Level 7
Level 6

Lipids are not polymers/Essential oils?/Water


11 words 0 ignored

Ready to learn       Ready to review

Ignore words

Check the boxes below to ignore/unignore words, then click save at the bottom. Ignored words will never appear in any learning session.

All None

Ignore?
Glycerol
A 3-carbon molecule with three OH groups, which forms the backbone for all triglyceride molecules
Fatty Acids
A molecule containing an "acid group" (O=C-OH) and a hydrocarbon chain
Saturated
A term given to fatty acids that contain no C=C double bonds
Unsaturated
A term given to fatty acids that contain C=C double bonds
Triglyceride
A glycerol molecule with a fatty acid molecule joined to each of it's OH groups by a condensation reaction
Ester bond
A bond between the parts of a triglyceride
Phospholipid
Made up of a glycerol molecule, two fatty acids and a phosphate group
Cholesterol
A type of lipid, made from four carbon-based rings
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
A genetic disorder where cells manufacture and secrete and excessive amount of cholesterol
Polar molecule
A molecule which is slightly negatively charged at one end and slightly positively charged at the other
Cohesion
Molecules "sticking" together by hydrogen bonds. In the case of water, this creates surface tension.