Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - 5.3 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

The difference between these two kinds of lipid is that the phospholipid has a head group attached to glycerol in place of the third fatty acid which is preset at the same spot on glycerol in a triglycerol.

Work Step by Step

To get this, compare the relevant diagrams in Fig. 5.9 (triglycerol) and 5.11 (phospholipid).
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