What functional groups are found in lipids?

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Jul 5, 2015

Answer:

Lipids have diverse structures, but the most common functional groups are ester (both carboxylate and phosphate) and alcohol groups.

Explanation:

Other functional groups are amide and ketone groups.

Waxes such as beeswax have an ester group.

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Triglycerides (fats) such as tristearin have ester groups.

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Phospholipids such as lecithin contain carboxylate and phosphate groups.

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Sphingolipids such as sphingomyelin contain amide, phosphate , and hydroxyl groups.

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Steroids contain mainly alcohol and ketone groups.

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