Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 19 - Biochemistry - Exercises - Problems - Page 732: 56


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A phospholipid is an amphiphilic molecule that contains hydrophilic as well as hydrophobic ends. It contains a polar head phosphate group and body composed of glycerol and tail composed of two fatty acids attached to glycerol via easter linkage. Triglyceride contains three fatty acids which are a non-polar molecule while phospholipid contains a phosphate group which is polar. See figure
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