Describe various forms of lipid


Describe various forms of lipid with a few examples.


Lipids are classified into three categories:

Simple lipids, compound lipids and derivatives.

Simple lipids are the esters of fatty acids eg: Triglycerol, fats and wax

Compound lipids are with an additional group other than fats and alcohols. An example is phospholipids, glycolipids

When lipids consist of hydrocarbon ring and the long chain of hydrocarbons they are called derivatives

Examples of Steroids, Cholesterol.

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